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Guyana: The Government’s Fall Was Always A Distinct Possibility – by Ralph Ramkarran

Ralph Ramkarran

Posted on December 22, 2018 – by Ralph Ramkarran – Conversation Tree Blog

What transpired in the National Assembly on Friday evening was always a distinct possibility, with the Government’s one seat majority. Election results mean something. In 2011, the electorate told the PPP/C that it wants that party to join in a coalition to manage the affairs of the nation. The PPP/C ignored the message. The electorate removed it from office in 2015. Then it proceeded to give the APNU+AFC coalition a mere one seat majority.

This conveyed another message – that the APNU+AFC coalition government should proceed cautiously and engage with the Opposition.             Continue reading

AFC hopes for more East Indian support

AFC hopes for more East Indian support   < link to article

October 1, 2011 Demerara Waves

Leader and prime ministerial candidate for the Alliance For Change (AFC), Raphael Trotman is optimistic that his party will pick up more East Indian votes in general elections widely expected in late November.

The 2011 presidential candidate, Khemraj Ramjattan, had conceded back in 2006 that his party had secured little East Indian votes while the bulk of the AFC’s support came from among African Guyanese. But this time around, Trotman believes that bad governance and corruption have shifted some of the traditional supporters of the incumbent Peoples Progressive Party Civic (PPPC).                   Continue reading