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BREAKING: Ramjattan as PM pick not automatic – Granger

President David Granger on Thursday said the selection of his prime ministerial running mate was not automatic, and depends on the outcome of negotiations between A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and the Alliance For Change (AFC) on a review of their political agreement, the 2015 Valentine’s Day Cummingsburg Accord. “I cannot say now, who I would be running with, ...

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OPINION: New Claims and Objections method: A recipe for confusion and disenfranchisement

By Frantz Bollers The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) will for the first time, come October 1, 2019, embark on a system of self-verification of the names of all persons on the preliminary voters list. The onus now is on the voter to produce his/her records to GECOM during the claims and objections period that begins on October 1. Perhaps in ...

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March 2, 2020 is general election day even without opposition-approved parliamentary extension – Granger

President David Granger on Thursday made it clear that general elections would be held on March 2, 2020, even if the opposition does not approve extending the life of the government. “If the opposition doesn’t go to Parliament, then we will abide by what I said last night: elections will be held on the 2nd of March. That is as ...

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Commonwealth says Guyana in unconstitutional rule; urges President to set “early election date” “without delay”

Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland on Monday indicated that Guyana has entered a period of unconstitutional rule and the only way to reverse that is for President David Granger to “immediately” name an elections date for Guyanese to go to the polls “without further delay”. “The rule of law and constitutional governance are fundamental Commonwealth values to which Guyana has subscribed,” ...

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More Cabinet talks this week on election date -Granger

President David Granger says he will this week hold another round of consultations with his Cabinet and hopes that the outcome of those deliberations will lead to his announcement of a date for general elections. “The full Cabinet will meet again on Tuesday…,” he said. He described the issue of naming an election date as “urgent”. He said Tuesday’s Cabinet ...

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President chides former European colonisers for attempting to “correct other people”

President David Granger on Sunday chided descendants of former European colonisers for attempting to “correct” instead of apologising and compensating for African slavery, at an address to the 2nd annual general assembly of the International Decade for People of African Descent Assembly – Guyana (IDPADA-G). “Some of the authors of that crime against humanity have never apologised, have never paid ...

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PPP rubbishes AFC’s call to extend gov’t’s life ahead of elections

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Saturday night ruled out returning to the National Assembly to extend the life of the government, despite a fresh call by the Alliance For Change (AFC) to ensure the constitutionality of the elections is not challenged. “Needless to say, despite the rantings of the corrupt cabal, the PPP maintains that its return to the National ...

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Coalition will accept general election results and won’t tolerate political unrest- Granger

Granger reacts to heckling: “I hope that the intellectual authors of the disorder would be able to stop what they have started.” Jagdeo to Granger: “ I don’t give a damn about your threat.” President David Granger on Thursday promised that the governing coalition would accept the results of the next general elections now widely expected any time after February, ...

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AG Williams, Nandlall, Ramkarran differ on economic impact of no-confidence motion

Attorney General, Basil Williams on Monday sought to downplay the fallout from the now eight-month old no-confidence motion on Guyana’s business climate, even as two prominent opposition-aligned lawyers forecast a rough period. Speaking during a panel discussion organised by the American Chamber of Commerce Guyana (AMCHAM-G) on the topic “The implication of the CCJ (Caribbean Court if Justice) Consequential Orders ...

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Court cannot instruct GECOM on election date -President

President David Granger on Thursday stressed that the court could not instruct when general elections must be held because the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is an independent agency and that his administration remained committed to “free, fair and credible” elections with an acceptable voters’ list. “The President cannot tell the Elections Commission (when elections) must be held; neither can the ...

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