Opposition consulting widely for GECOM Chairman replacement

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Members of the Private Sector Commission (PSC) today met with the Parliamentary Opposition and its leader Dr Bharrat Jagdeo at Parliament as part of a consultation process to select a list of six persons to be considered eligible for Chairmanship of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM).

outgoing Chairman of GECOM, Dr Steve Surujbally
Outgoing Chairman of GECOM, Dr Steve Surujbally

Members of the Parliamentary, Peoples Progressive Party (PPP), Opposition, under the leadership of Jagdeo, also met members of the Hindu, Muslim, Christian and labour community on Wednesday at the same place for the same reason.

The Opposition is scheduled to also meet with other demographics and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s) as consultations ensue over the replacement of outgoing Chairman of GECOM, Dr Steve Surujbally.

Constitutionally, the Opposition leader is vested with the responsibility of short listing six persons that would be suitable for the Chairmanship post. Of the six names provided by the Opposition leader, the President will select one to become the new Chairman of GECOM. Should the President not be satisfied with the list provided, it is reported that the process would then have to recommence.

Below are photos taken, by Inews photographer Carl Croker, of the PSC meeting with the Opposition members, followed by Photos of the religious members and labour community during their meetings on Wednesday:dsc_0010

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