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Guyana Politics: GECOM seeks to shorten deadlines to hold elections this year – governing coalition

Also: Jagdeo: GECOM Chair said working for elections before end of year  (see below)

In picture: David Patterson and Cathy Hughes of the Alliance For Change, Tabitha Sarabo-Halley of the Working Peoples Alliance, Jaipaul Sharma of the Justice For All Party, and Volda Lawrence and Amna Ally of the People's National Congress Reform.Top representatives of the governing coalition were told by the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Retired Justice Claudette Singh that she hopes to be ready for elections late this year.

Shortly after a meeting with the seven-member commission, leader of the coalition’s delegation, Volda Lawrence told reporters that GECOM would seek to shorten some administrative deadlines to be ready for general elections this year.          Continue reading

Guyana Government And Opposition In War Of Words

Jagdeo – Harmon

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, March 1, 2019 (CMC) – The Guyana government and the main opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) are engaged in a war of words, after the coalition administration said the PPP’s General Secretary, Bharrat Jagdeo, had accused President David Granger of fraudulent behaviour, through the issuance of two separate letters to the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM).

Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, last night, said that Jagdeo had descended to a new level of disrespect for the Office of the President and the government, by maligning the good character of the President and his office, and by “deliberately, maliciously misleading” the public.

Jagdeo, speaking at a news conference, yesterday, said Granger had sent one letter to the GECOM chairman, retired Justice James Patterson, and releasing a different letter to the public.


US calls for swift court action to settle controversy over GECOM Chairman’s appointment

US calls for swift court action to settle controversy over GECOM Chairman’s appointment

PHOTO: United States Ambassador to Guyana, Perry Holloway

The United States (US) is the latest Western Nation to have issued a call for Guyana’s High Court to swiftly settle the ongoing controversy over the appointment of Retired Justice James Patterson as the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM).     Continue reading

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