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Mark Phillips selected as PPP prime ministerial candidate to address Afro-Guyanese interests

The opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) said it selected retired Brigadier, Mark Phillips as its prime ministerial candidate to look after the welfare of Afro-Guyanese. Former PPPC parliamentarian, Odinga Lumumba told an election campaign public meeting on Thursday night that Phillips’ selection took into consideration Guyana’s socio-political and economic landscape. “His selection was very important to Afro-Guyanese to ensure ...

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AFC says still enjoys right to name PM candidate

The Alliance For Change (AFC) on Wednesday said it is well-aware that the President has the constitutional right to appoint the prime minister and other ministers of government following an election. That party seized the opportunity to reiterate that it has already selected its leader, Khemraj Ramjattan, to be the next prime minister of Guyana if the AFC+A Partnership for ...

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No APNU+AFC prime ministerial candidate announced at campaign launch

The incumbent A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) on Friday did not announce its prime ministerial candidate, although the only indication was AFC Leader Khemraj Ramjattan was the second senior politician addressing the thousands of attendees at the launch of the coalition’s 2020 general elections. The two MCs for the event stayed clear on several occasions of saying ...

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“Honest” and “efficient” government needed; no need for noise or deadlines – Granger on APNU-AFC talks

Chairman of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), President David Granger on Wednesday said he is keen on selecting an “honest government” to run Guyana should he win next year’s general elections, even as he flayed the Alliance For Change (AFC) for setting a deadline for ending negotiations for a revised political agreement between the two sides. “The negotiations are ...

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APNU, AFC locked in battle over formula for parliamentary seats

The Alliance For Change (AFC) and A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) are yet to agree to a formula for allocating parliamentary seats after the March 2, 2020 general elections, with APNU Chairman, David Granger and AFC Leader Khemraj Ramjattan set to meet again next week Monday. The two political leaders are yet to agree on how their coalition’s winnings ...

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AFC sets Nov 10 to conclude negotiations with APNU

The Alliance For Change (AFC) has set a November 10 deadline to conclude negotiations with A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) for a revised political agreement that is likely to include more government jobs, AFC Chief Negotiator David Patterson said Saturday. “There are three items of which two may have to go to the high-level committee but there are two ...

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AFC indicated no decision to suspend talks; “APNU+AFC coalition remains strong” – PNCR Chairperson

Chairman of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), Volda Lawrence on Friday downplayed word of a rift over the Alliance For Change’s (AFC) insistence that Khemraj Ramjattan must be President David Granger’s running mate in next March’s general elections. “Despite recent reports in the media, the APNU+AFC coalition remains strong,” she told a news conference at Congress Place, the PNCR’s ...

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AFC will decide future in coalition after apparent rejection of Ramjattan as Granger’s running mate

The Alliance For Change’s (AFC) national executive committee will early next month decide whether it will contest the next general elections jointly with the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), even as it maintains that acceptance of its prime ministerial candidate is a non-negotiable. “Ultimately, the executive will make that determination whether or not the AFC goes alone or whether ...

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AFC, APNU talks break down over prime ministerial candidate but Trotman remains optimistic

Talks between A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and the Alliance For Change (AFC) Wednesday collapsed over the smaller AFC party insisting that its nominee, Khemraj Ramjattan, should be accepted. However, AFC Chairman, Raphael Trotman insisted that an agreement would be reached, but he declined to say whether that would see Ramjattan being accepted as President David Granger’s running mate. ...

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