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Jagdeo deflects questions on whether existing voters’ list advantageous to PPP

As Guyana’s governing coalition and the opposition remain at loggerheads over whether there should be house-to-house registration to create a new voters’ list, General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party Bharrat Jagdeo brushed off suggestions that the existing voters’ list is more advantageous to his party. Asked whether the PPP intended to fly in its supporters from overseas to vote ...

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Jagdeo, Granger make some progress on appointing new GECOM Chairman

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo Thursday afternoon emerged from what he said were promising talks with President David Granger on appointing a new Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). “We had a relatively productive engagement”, Jagdeo said, adding that they both expected that it should be settled “in a matter of days”. “We are hoping that with good-faith negotiations on ...

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Jagdeo’s overture to Granger a “starting point” for consensual GECOM Chairman – WPA

The Working People’s Alliance (WPA) on Saturday welcomed Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo’s willingness to allow President David Granger to float names for the possible appointment of a new chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), but cautioned against whittling away Jagdeo’s constitutional role. “We think that’s a starting point and the Opposition Leader should be commended for taking that position, ...

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AFC wants new GECOM Chairman in two weeks, extension to allow fresh voter registration

The Alliance For Change (AFC) on Tuesday called for the appointment of a new Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Chairman in two weeks. “The Party now believes that the process of appointing a new Chairman should be undertaken with the utmost urgency and concluded within two weeks,” said that party which is a member of the governing coalition. The AFC made ...

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Jagdeo ready to meet Granger every day to appoint new GECOM Chairman

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has told President David Granger that he is ready for daily meetings to reach agreement on the appointment of a new Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), following Monday’s resignation of James Patterson because the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) ruled that he was appointed unconstitutionally. “l wish on behalf of the Leader of the ...

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GECOM Chairman resigns

President David Granger Tuesday morning met former Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Justice (Ret’d) James Patterson, who has since demitted office. Government’s Department of Public Information reported that President Granger thanked Justice Patterson for his service over the past 20 months. The former GECOM Chair resigned on Monday thereby rendering that post vacant. The decision by the former ...

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Jagdeo draws “red lines” on elections with existing voters’ list; appointing new GECOM Chairman

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo on Monday ruled out agreeing to extending the deadline by which general elections should be held, hours after a lawyer for the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) told the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) that a new house-to-house-generated voters list would not be ready until December 25. “What is non-negotiable is I going back to Parliament to ...

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Caribbean Court gives Granger, Jagdeo more time to find consensus on elections date; GECOM says general elections not possible until after Christmas

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on Monday gave President David Granger and Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo as well as their lawyers more time to possibly arrive at a consensus, even as the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) said elections would not be possible until after December 25. President of the CCJ Justice Adrian Saunders said the Court would issue its ...

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Coalition preparing for Court again if GECOM blocked from creating clean voters’ list

With the backing of just under 100 supporters, the governing coalition on Friday signaled that it was prepared to mount a legal challenge to any attempt to block the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) from preparing for general elections that are expected this year now that the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has ruled that the six-month-old no-confidence motion was validly ...

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ANUG questions constitutionality of James Patterson as GECOM Chairman

Even as President David Granger indicated that he would be seeking the advice of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) before naming an elections date, A New and United Guyana (ANUG) political party on Wednesday questioned whether James Patterson was actually the Chairman of the elections management authority. “If Mr. Patterson has not been appointed, as the Caribbean Court has found, ...

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