A Failed Prorogation: President may call General Elections sooner than later

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Opposition members in Parliament, Monday November 10.
Opposition members in Parliament, Monday November 10.

[www.inewsguyana.com] – The current prorogation of Guyana’s Parliament has failed, Cabinet Secretary Dr. Roger Luncheon has admitted; reasoning that there is no value in its continuation which could last up to six months.

He said the government has not been able to achieve the objectives of the almost one month old prorogation.

President Donald Ramotar had hoped when he prorogued Parliament on November 10 that it will allow for dialogue between the Executive and the Parliamentary Opposition but this has failed to materialize with both the Alliance for Change (AFC) and A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) maintaining that there will be no engagement with the government while there is a nonfunctional Parliament.  

Dr. Luncheon told reporters this morning that the Head of State has registered his disappointment in Opposition Leader David Granger’s rejection of his November 18 invitation to dialogue and will now move to consider his other options with early general elections seeming to be a more popular choice.

Mr. Ramotar is expected to meet with members of the media on Saturday, December 6 but it is not clear if he will make any definite pronouncements on elections or the resumption of Parliament.

“There can be little doubt that general elections are gaining currency as a reasonable and acceptable alternative to talks among parliamentary political parties,” Dr. Luncheon said.

Already the President has begun to engage stakeholders, after which he is likely to make a decision on the issue at hand. “Ultimately the President will call the shots.”

It is in this context that the President is now considering his options, including those that were available prior to  November 10 , in the context of a “failed prorogation”, the Cabinet Secretary added.

Luncheon said he has his own opinion on the issue but refused to share. Only Monday last General Secretary of the ruling People’s Progressive Party (PPP) said while President Ramotar has promised to hold long overdue local government elections by the second quarter of 2015 , the possibility of him making good on that promise seems highly unlikely.

Rohee said there are no active discussions at the Party or Government level on announcing a definite date for those elections; adding that based on his assessment of the current political situation in Guyana, it seems as though local government elections are out of the question.

The PPP GS says when the Leaders of the Opposition Parties, the Alliance for Change (AFC) and A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) speak “it seems as though local government elections is now out of the question and the call is for general and regional elections.”

 

 

 

 

8 COMMENTS

  1. Bull crap Guyana is AUTO,,MATIC,,,it in PARK since Barrat take it ,,,the only tning going on is LAW,,LESS,ness,, just look at the arrest rate in JFK,,and how many star boys And girls in the US courts house fraud,drugs,murder,and nuff coming home Deported,,,all the names is …?? U know Coliee,,

  2. Jai all the names you call are they PPP or Civic,,and when you talk about murder ,,,STOP,,under Burnham give me and all the readers a number of indians raped and murdered ,,like those Killed by ROGER KHAN , and company,,now you ppp hire a worker and criminal like sean hinds, a soup drinker amd accused criminal ,,and you give him a license to carry a firearm,,WOW,,that is so nice ,,,GOD. Will bless Guyana Very soon ,,,i am going to read of many more going to jail,,,,

  3. Why didn’t any of those blind haters go to the Ophthalmology center in Port Mourant? Why cry and moan over lies? Why fool yourselves that the PPP Government is racial? Hear the PNC cry, “Too many black people suffer under the hands of this indian Government”. WOW! I mean WOW!! I didn’t know that the “PPP Government is an Indian Government” Let me take a quick look. Yes, Right !! Dr. Roger Luncheon, is a Coolie man. Minister Rohee, born coolie babu! Minister Webster, coolie girl! Minister Edgil, a coolie man! Minister Whitaker true Indian! Minister Benn, real coolie boy………. Prime Minister Sam Hinds is the son of Jaikaran. Jaikaran?? Which Jaikaran? Which PNC murder the Jaikarans? Ask Green, Granger, and Greenige.
    They will tell you how they used the then PNC Police on August 28,1964 along with Emmanuel Fairbane, called Batson, with the many, many soldier boots to stormed the homes of two families of the Jaikarans, and indiscriminately shot mothers and fathers with their babies in bed. The following day august 29, the Guyana Graphic reported the incidents with graphic pictures in the front page. The devil is still at work, using the PNC as his elements and instruments of destruction. Good will always prevail over evil. May God continue to bless Guyana, and prosper Guyana.

  4. Elections is the only way forward,,and the only way OUT,,so vote for a government that will work for you,,and you can work to build Guyana,,stop depending on only the government ,,its time to work hand in hand,,GRAY. Tell the ppl what you did for Guyana ,,i bet not 1thing you could tell the readers ,,

  5. You can’t build with thieves and immoral souls. God listens, he will listen to the poor people that cannot help themselves, he will listen to the poor who the government don’t give a dam about especially if you are black. He will strike the PPP/C down it is just a matter of months mark my word. Too many black people suffer under the hands of this Indian government. This government is a racial government and the world knows. God will deal with them.

  6. THE PRESIDENT INVITED GRANGER TO TALKS: GRANGER REFUSED TO TALK.GRANGER IS A PROUD MAN.PRIDE GOES BEFORE A FALL.

  7. FORWARD EVER, BACKWARD NEVER”. Let”s go back to the poll again, so that the PPP can win the majority again. Only this time Lindeners will vote PPP, so that they can continue to enjoy electricity for almost free, comparing to Berbician. I hereby give notice to Gecom, We will be videoing every polling stations. I doubt whether dunce people would understand the term “smart phone”. No reconvening of Parliament, No more of Trotman. Let the AFC be known for their suicidal stupidity. Let it be written, that the AFC with the help of the PNC brought the tenth Parliament to an end. “NO CONFIDENCE VOTE” The PNC/AFC don’t want to talk, they just want to go back to Parliament to enlarge their intestine with free food. Talking about “FOOD” No more “CONTRABAND FOOD STUFF” We have in Guyana tons of POTATOES, ONIONS, GARLICS, CHANNA, PEAS, APPLES, GRAPES……………….
    ……… Also you have the blind leading the blind in circle, 23rd days in their wilderness. Even God may not sympathize with those murmurer, who complain of everything. Thank God for giving us the ability to work and save, build and develop.

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