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President Ramotar will not sign opposition bills into law…

President Ramotar will not sign opposition bills into law; mixed opposition reaction

Wednesday June 13, 2012 – Demerara Waves -[see comments below]

President Donald Ramotar on Wednesday June 13, vowed not to sign bills into law that are passed by the majority-controlled National Assembly, contending that the opposition is violating the separation of powers.

But the opposition APNU and AFC are viewing his stance as unfortunate.

Speaking on the state-owned and controlled National Communications Network (NCN) Wednesday, Ramotar argued that there is a separation of powers among the executive, legislature and the judiciary.

The President noted that the crafting of policies and laws are the responsibility of the executive and unless his administration is involved, he would not assent to laws approved by the one-seat majority opposition-controlled .  Continue reading