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GUYANA | Parliament dissolved - paves way for general elections March 2

  • Written by Calvin G. Brown -Wiredja.com
  • Published in Politics
Featured Guyana's Parliament building. Guyana's Parliament building.
GERORGETOWN,  December 29, 2019 - President David Granger on Friday issued proclamations which will dissolve Parliament as well as the ten Regional Democratic Councils on Monday December 30, 2019.

The Ministry of the Presidency says the dissolution of Parliament now paves the way for the holding of General and Regional Elections on March 2, 2020.

Article 70 (2) of the Constitution of Guyana states that the President, may at any time, by proclamation dissolve Parliament.

It is also provided in Article 61 of the Constitution that an election of members of the National Assembly under Article 60 (2) shall be held on such day within three months, after every dissolution of Parliament as the President shall appoint by Proclamation.

The Proclamation for the dissolution of Parliament states, “ In exercise of the powers conferred upon me by the aforesaid articles, I do hereby dissolve the Eleventh Parliament of Guyana on the Thirtieth day of December, Two Thousand and Nineteen and appoint the Second day of March, Two Thousand and Twenty, as the day on which the election of members of the National Assembly shall be held, the issue and publication of any other Proclamation pursuant to the Constitution in this regard notwithstanding.”

Nomination Day is January 10.

Under the revised political agreement, Cummingsburg Accord, between A Partnership for National Unity and the Alliance For Change (AFC), Guyana’s President Brigadier David Granger will again lead the coalition into fresh elections with leader of the AFC.

It is expected that the AFC will get 30 percent of the seats that would be won at the March 2, 2020 general elections and that Ramjattan is expected to be Granger’s running mate and Guyana’s next Prime Minister if the coalition wins the polls.

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) is expected to have as its presidential candidate, Irfaan Ali, Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee and Shadow Finance Minister.

A Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Central Committee member, Irfaan Ali, who was supported by former  party leader  and now General Secretary Bharrat Jagdeo, was in January  elected to be his party’s presidential candidate, beating Anil Nandlall for the position.

Last modified onSaturday, 04 January 2020 14:20
  • Countries: Guyana

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