Opposition Leader and PPP General Secretary, Bharrat Jagdeo last night (March 19th), rejected the Guyana Elections Commission plan for the holding of general elections in November this year following house-to-house registration.

On his Facebook page, Jagdeo said that he wished “to make it clear, that the PPP/C will never accept the November 2019 date for the holding of elections as is being put forward by the three APNU+AFC nominated GECOM Commissioners and the unilaterally appointed Chairman”.     

A three-month period for the staging of general elections following the successful passage of the December 2018 motion of no-confidence against the government comes to an end tomorrow and can only be extended if the opposition PPP/C joins in supporting APNU+AFC. The extension would have to be granted by two-thirds of the National Assembly.

It appears unlikely that  such a deal will materialize meaning that after Thursday March 21. the government would be deemed to be illegal.

It was only on the 66th day after the passage of the no-confidence motion that President David Granger wrote GECOM urging that it prepare for elections.