Tag Archives: General and Regional Elections

Guyana Elections: GECOM commences training for polling day staff

– over 2,200 undergoing training in Georgetown 
– a total of 11,500 to be trained ahead of elections

IN preparation of the imminent General and Regional Elections, the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), on Saturday August 17, 2019, commenced the process of training polling day staff. This includes the training of presiding officers, assistant presiding officers, ballot clerks, poll clerks and information clerks among others.

The training exercise was rolled out in 20 locations across Georgetown, and over the next six to eight weeks will be conducted in other communities across Guyana.  Continue reading

Guyana Politics: Ramjattan to challenge Nagamootoo for PM post

Photo: Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo (left), and Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan

GECOM Chairman tells President General Elections possible in November 2019

PPP elections commissioners say there’s no law, policy for house-to-house registration

The Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), James Patterson, has informed President David Granger that general elections should be possible in November 2019 after house-to-house registration, but the opposition People’s Progressive Party’s (PPP) elections commissioners said such a process is not grounded in law or policy.
The GECOM Chairman also asked the President to provide GYD$3.5 billion to conduct the general elections and 10 regional council elections later this year, as the existing funds are to be used for house-to-house registration.

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Guyana Politics: President tells GECOM to prepare for elections

President tells GECOM to prepare for elections

In his letter to GECOM, the President promised to initiate measures to provide the requested funds and to seek the approval of the National Assembly to ensure that an agreement can be reached, given both the Constitutional requirements and GECOM’s capability.        Continue reading

Guyana Politics: GECOM CEO not given go-ahead to prepare for elections; PPP disagree

Keith Lowenfield

Looks like the PPP/C concedes defeat, begin clearing out offices

PPP/C concedes defeat, begin clearing out offices

MAY 14, 2015 | BY | Packing and shredding documents
Persons packing items and boxes into the SUV.

Persons packing items and boxes into the SUV.

Officials of a number of Government agencies and Ministries seem to be packing up and leaving, ahead of the official announcement of the winner of Monday’s General and Regional elections.

Yesterday, amidst reports of movements of files and other official documents, Kaieteur News managed to determine that this was indeed the case.

This was a clear indication that the People’s Progressive Party/Civic was conceding that it had lost the elections.  Continue reading

President Ramotar votes… says Opposition supporters will not be vicitmised if PPP wins

Opposition supporters will not be vicitmised if PPP wins; inclusive parliamentary governance best option–President tells Guyanese as he votes

Monday, 11 May 2015 09:50 – Written by 

President Donald Ramotar casting his ballot at St. John's College.

President Donald Ramotar casting his ballot at St. John’s College.

The Head of State’s message to the nation was, “vote for peace, progress and prosperity,” after explaining to the media that he expects to win some 40 seats in Parliament. “My most optimistic guess is 40 (seats),” he told the media.   Continue reading

Guyana Elections: Political coalition agreement illegal, says Guyana attorney general

Political coalition agreement illegal, says Guyana attorney general

Published on March 12, 2015 – Caribbean News Now

 Attorney General, Anil Nandlall

Attorney General, Anil Nandlall

GEORGETOWN, Guyana — Guyana’s attorney general and minister of legal affairs, Anil Nandlall, has claimed that the newly formed APNU/AFC (A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change) coalition of political parties has no foundation in law.

Nandlall said that the document is fraught with a number of worrying concerns for the Guyana electorate.

He stated that the so-called “Cummingsburg Accord”, based upon what has been made public, is essentially an agreement between the two political parties, but that it has no foundation in law, as “it is not grounded in the constitution.” This, he said makes for a number of huge potential problems, irrespective of what transpires in the upcoming general and regional elections. Continue reading

Guyana: President announces dissolution of Parliament – on February 28, 2015

President announces dissolution of Parliament will be on February 28, 2015

Posted By  http://www.stabroeknews.com/ – February 24, 2015 @ 7:00 pm

President Ramotar

President Ramotar

President Donald Ramotar this evening announced the dissolution of parliament to pave the way for general elections on May 11th. The President had been criticised for not announcing the dissolution earlier.

His statement follows:

Address to the Nation by His Excellency Donald Ramotar
President of the Republic of Guyana and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces

Fellow Guyanese,    Continue reading

Guyana’s General Elections Day is May 11, 2015

Guyana’s General Elections Day is May 11, 2015

Tuesday, 20 January 2015 17:38 -Written by  Denis Scott Chabrol-Demerara Waves

Guyana President Donald Ramotar

President Donald Ramotar

President Donald Ramotar Tuesday evening announced that Guyanese would be going to the polls to elect a new government of their choice on May 11, 2015.’

Following is the full text of his address to the nation.

My fellow Guyanese, as you will recall I prorogued Parliament on November 10, 2014.  In doing so, I indicated that I was opting to preserve rather than end the life of the 10th Parliament.  I was also attempting to avoid further political conflict and seek avenues of political accommodation between my government and the parliamentary opposition parties.I had hoped that the period of prorogation would have allowed for extant tensions to ease and for all of the parliamentary parties to constructively engage the government.  At all times I have acted in accordance with the Constitution of Guyana.
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