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GUYANA | Opposition Files 'No Confidence' Motion against Gov’t.

Featured Peoples Progressive Party General Secretary Bharrat Jagdeo in Parliament..... Peoples Progressive Party General Secretary Bharrat Jagdeo in Parliament.....
GEORGETOWN, Guyana, November 15, 2018 - Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on today announced that he filed a no-confidence motion in Parliament against the APNU+AFC administration, one day after the nation was told that President David Granger was in Cuba undergoing treatment for cancer.
 
The David Granger-led APNU+AFC government has a one-seat majority in the 65-seat National Assembly over Jagdeo’s People’s Progressive Party (PPP), which means that if the motion is debated and comes up for a vote, all the coalition government MPs would have to be present to cast their vote or the government could collapse.
 
President Granger's return to Guyana has been delayed for medical reasons, and it is not yet known when he will be back in office. In the interim, the functions of the President are being carried out  by Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo who is Leader Of Government Business in the House.
 
At a press conference today, Jagdeo, a former President of Guyana and General Secretary of the PPP,  said said the move was aimed at guarding against excesses of the three-year old administration and  to protect Guyanese and Guyana from the excessive borrowing, taxing and wasteful spending of the current administration.

Jagdeo’s announcement came three days after claiming a popular vote victory in Monday’s local government elections. However the results show that APNU captured 18,127 votes; PPP 7,050 and AFC 3,059, United Republican Party 106 and the GNS Party 94.

Political pundits claim that Jagdeo's no confidence move at this time is an effort to repay the APNU for the 2014 a motion of 'No Confidence' which had been lodged in Parliament against the then ruling PPP government  by the AFC’s Nagamootoo, and which eventually triggered the end of the PPP/C’s near 23 years in office.

With APNU and the AFC  holding a one-seat majority in Parliament, the  then President Donald Ramotar had prorogued Parliament to avoid having his government fall. Parliament was eventually dissolved and general elections called in May 2015.

Last modified onFriday, 16 November 2018 06:00
  • Countries: Guyana

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