Tag Archives: General and Regional Elections

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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President Ramotar says …No more Parliament, elections next year

Ramotar says …No more Parliament, elections next year

December 7, 2014 | By By Abena Rockcliffe

The government is not remotely willing to allow a debate on the Alliance For Change’s (AFC) sponsored No-Confidence motion and has therefore decided to go to the polls.

President Donald Ramotar

President Donald Ramotar


This was made known yesterday as President Donald Ramotar addressed the media at State House.
Ramotar declared that he will, early in the New Year, announce “further steps towards the direction of General and Regional elections in Guyana.”

The President said, as well, that he has communicated with the international community alerting of the “possibility” of early elections and the desire for observers.
Before he made this announcement, Ramotar chronicled the recent series of events that he took into consideration when he made a decision to prorogue Parliament. Continue reading

Budget debate… US$15M thrown on chopping block

Budget debate… US$15M thrown on chopping block

APRIL 18, 2012 | BY KNEWS | FILED UNDER NEWS  By Gary Eleazar

… Granger declares Budget will be re-tailored to reflect will of the people

The Leaders of the Combined Parliamentary Opposition made their intentions clear yesterday as the presentations to the 2012 Budget debates came to an end by sending an unwavering message that it will be altered and tailored to reflect the will of the people at the recently concluded General and Regional Elections.

Today, the House will dissolve itself into the Standing Committee of Supply, where each allocation will be addressed specifically by the Members of Parliament, at which time various amendments can and seemingly will be made.

Leader of the Parliamentary Opposition, Brigadier (retd.) David Granger, in his maiden presentation to a Budget Debate, declared that March 30, 2012, represented the end of an era.

The date that Granger referred to was the occasion of the presentation of the 2012 Budget by Finance Minister Dr. Ashni Singh.   [more]


Presidential candidates call for peace …

Presidential candidates call for peace – urges supporters to accept final results


Leaders of four political parties yesterday called for calm as the country awaits the results of Monday’s General and Regional Elections.
The Presidential Candidates urged their supporters to accept the results which are expected to be announced by today.   Read more

Also read:

Georgetown’s a ghost town; presidential candidates issue appeals


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PPP is hatching plan to rig 2011 elections – APNU

PPP is hatching plan to rig 2011 elections- APNU

NOVEMBER 19, 2011 | BY  | link

“As we approach Elections Day, it is crystal clear that the PPP has already begun the process of preparing to rig the 2011 General and Regional Elections….in their desperate bid to hang on to power as well as to the State Treasury,” said party member for the APNU, Malcolm Harripaul. Harripaul made that statement on Thursday at the Party’s weekly press briefing at the APNU office on Regent Street.

Harripaul told the media that the dictators are at the stage of creating a facade by paying, feeding, trucking and bussing in people from all over Guyana to their rallies.
He said that move is aimed at deceiving the Diplomatic Corps and overseas observers that the government has popular support.
Harripaul said that the reality is that the PPP today is the most unpopular regime in the history of Guyana.     Read more

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