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GUYANA: POLITICS: APNU+AFC asks for time to decide on next opposition leader after Harmon resigns

Joseph Harmon

“The Chief Whip of the APNU+AFC has said that they will indicate to me at a later time their availability for me to convene a meeting for the election of a new opposition leader,” House Speaker Manzoor Nadir told the National Assembly before the presentation of the 2022 National Budget.

Mr. Nadir said the Leader of the Liberty and Justice Party, Lenox Shuman, who is also Deputy Speaker, said he would not be part of the process for the election of a new opposition leader.

Mr. Harmon remains an APNU+AFC parliamentarian.          Continue reading

GUYANA: No talks with APNU+AFC unless Harmon recognises PPP as “legitimately elected” gov’t – Pres. Ali

President Infaan Ali

President Irfaan Ali on Tuesday categorically ruled out any political engagement with the opposition A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) unless he is recognised as the Head of State and Government by Opposition Leader Joseph Harmon.

“Mr. Harmon must be honest enough to correct the wrongs he has done in that narrative and go out to the public and say the PPP (People’s Progressive Party) has been legitimately elected and it is the recognised government of Guyana and then we talk,” he told reporters at his Vlissengen Road-based office.    Continue reading

Guyana Elections: Court of Appeal upholds High Court decision on use of recount votes

Guyana – Court of Appeal

The Court of Appeal on Thursday by a unanimous decision upheld an earlier ruling that votes from the national recount of ballots must be used to declare the results of the March, 2020 general and regional elections in Guyana.

It dismissed the appeal filed by A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) agent Ms. Misengna Jones who in her earlier application sought to compel the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to utilise the 10 declarations by the Returning Officers as the basis for announcing the winner of the March 2020 elections.    Continue reading

Guyana Elections: APNU+AFC heads to Guyana Court of Appeal to challenge a High Court decision

PPP, APNU+AFC haggle over “hopeless appeal” vs “valid votes”

Guyana Appeal Court in Kingston

As A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) prepares to head to the Guyana Court of Appeal to challenge a High Court decision that the recounted votes must be used to declare the results of the March 2, 2020 elections, the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) said the coalition was about to waste its time on a “hopeless appeal”.

APNU+AFC campaign manager, Joseph Harmon expressed disappointment at the decision by Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire, saying that she “sidestepped the issue of fraudulent ballots in the tabulated votes at the Recount.”        Continue reading

Guyana Elections: High Court case filed to compel GECOM to use 10 declarations, not recount data

 in – Demerara Waves – July 14, 2020

A case has been filed in the High Court to block the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) from using the recounted, valid and certified results to declare the results of the March 2, 2020 general and regional elections, and instead compel the seven-member body to use the 10 district declarations.

“I have been advised by my Attorney-at-Law and truly believe that the count of votes and information transmitted by the ten (10) Returning Officers of the Electoral Districts are still valid and subsisting, and though held in abeyance in the purported National Recount, were never invalidated or set aside by any Court of competent jurisdiction,” the applicant, Misenga Jones said in court papers filed on her behalf by Attorney-at-Law, Misenga Jones.    Continue reading

Guyana Politics: APNU+AFC countrywide protests point fingers at Caribbean Court ahead of key ruling

APNU+AFC supporters protesting on Mandela Avenue, Georgetown.

There are countrywide protests organised by A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) to press home its position that the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) does not have jurisdiction to hear an appeal in the “valid votes” case by the People’s Progressive Party (PPP).

Ahead of Wednesday’s decision by the  Trinidad-headquartered regional court, APNU+AFC supporters on Monday staged several peaceful protests on the Buxton-Friendship-Vigilance public road, East Coast Demerara; Plaisance, East Coast Demerara ; Mandela Avenue, Georgetown; Agricola, Greater Georgetown and Linden in Region 10.

Buxton and Agricola are known to be coalition pressure points.          Continue reading

Granger’s slow, ineffective decision-making cost APNU+AFC elections- Caribbean pollster

Peter Wickham

Wickham, who heads the Caribbean Development Research Services (CADRES), believed that the coalition should have called the election shortly after the December, 2018 no-confidence motion instead of worrying unnecessarily about a bloated voters’ list. He recalled that soon after the passage of that motion, a poll shown that the Granger-led administration had enjoyed a 2 percent advantage and should have called the election immediately.        Continue reading

APNU+AFC campaign launches Election Campaign 2020

— Will tackle Constitutional reform and target no-confidence motion provision- Granger

President David Granger and other top coalition supporters and executive members on stage at D’urban Park during the launch of the 2020 general elections campaign,

A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) presidential candidate, David Granger on Friday night disclosed that constitutional reform would seek to alter the no-confidence motion provisions that the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) invoked one year ago.“We are going to reform the constitution so that that nonsense they tried for us in the last twelve months doesn’t happen again,” he told thousands of supporters who were mobilised from across the country to attend the event at D’urban Park, Georgetown.

Certain provisions of Guyana’s constitution, however, require two-thirds support of the 65-member National Assembly.  Continue reading

Guyana Politics: APNU+AFC seeks to link US State Department official to PPP image makeover firm

 in Demerara Waves – December 9, 2019

Photo: Research Professor of Latin American Studies at the United States War College Strategic Studies Institute, Dr. Evan Ellis

The governing coalition of A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) Monday night slammed a United States (US) State Department Advisor on Latin America and Caribbean Affairs, Dr. Robert Ellis for predicting a “likely” People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) victory at the next elections, by seeking to link him to a company that is helping to clean up that party’s image.

“We also wish to advise the Guyanese public that Mr. Ellis is a ‘known asset’ of a certain lobbying firm in Washington DC, USA. This firm has a known connections [sic] to the PPP. The Guyanese public is aware that this very firm is being paid tens of millions of dollars by the PPP and is tasked with whitewashing that party’s tainted and tattered image,” the coalition said.      Continue reading

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