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Ramotar to call General elections if opposition pushes no-confidence motion

Ramotar to call General elections if opposition pushes no-confidence motion; Local Govt elections possibly next year

Tuesday, 04 November 2014 – Demerara Waves –  by 

President Ramotar

President Donald Ramotar

Guyana’s President, Donald Ramotar Tuesday night (November 4, 2014), announced that general and regional elections would be held soon if the opposition refuses to deal with important national issues on the parliamentary agenda when the National Assembly resumes sittings on Monday and instead pushes ahead with its no-confidence motion.

“I disclose these, my intentions, on the assumption that the post recess sittings of the National Assembly would proceed uninterruptedly, deliberating on the urgent matters I have listed in the interest of the people of Guyana.

I also wish to declare that were this not to be so, and I am provided with reasons to believe that the Parliamentary Opposition intends to disrupt Government’s business by forcing a debate on their No Confidence Motion, I resolve to respond immediately by exercising my Constitutional options to either Prorogue or Dissolve Parliament paving the way for holding of General Elections,” he said in an address to the nation.  Continue reading

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