GECOM might be more prepared for General Elections than LGE – Ramotar

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President Donald Ramotar. [iNews' Photo]
President Donald Ramotar. [iNews’ Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com] – President Donald Ramotar is of the view that even though the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) keeps insisting that it is ready for elections, it might very well be more ready for general rather than Local Government Elections [LGE]. The procedure governing the two elections differs from each other.

Speaking at a press conference on Friday, August 15, the Head of State said that the last time he spoke to an official from GECOM, a period of six months was requested after local government election is called.

In relation to the no-confidence motion against the Government that has been sent to Parliament, the President reaffirmed that his Administration is prepared to deal with the consequences of this development and will make a decision when the time is right. This decision includes the possible calling of elections even before the motion is passed.

When asked about the possibility of talks with the Opposition on the issue of the no confidence Motion, President Ramotar said, “we have never been adverse or close the door to any talks, clearly the ball is in their court on not only the no confidence motion, but other matters as well. If they want to talk we are ready, in fact, we encourage it and we believe that dialogue is better.”

On August 7, the Alliance For Change (AFC) handed over its no confidence motion against the Government of Guyana to the Clerk of the National Assembly. The Motion will be debated when Parliament resumes in October.

[Extracted and modified from GINA]

5 COMMENTS

  1. tic toc…u should have told burnham that from day one pnc was hatched…racism only come to the fore during times like this and elections time…ya tink the white boys have a ghost of a chance in getting back in power in south africa despite it being woss now than it was b4… u think its not racism that caused foods to be banned in guyana … u tink its not racism that caused pnc to be installed to power by removing a democratically elected government…yeah the two white boys in US and UK didnt like the brown boy of guyana so they installed the black fat boy…its not racism…

  2. WE SHOULD RID OURSELVES OF THIS BLACK COOLIE THING AND START VOTING ISSUES THAT AFFECT US AS GUYANESE PEOPLE IF A LEADER WEATHER BLACK OR COOLIE NOT ACTING IN THE INTEREST OF THE GUYANESE PEOPLE WE MUST KICK THEM TO THE CURB AND REPLACE THEM ITS PEOPLE POWER NOW NOT RACISM..

  3. Jon….they cant joined like the dogs they are before election…if they join then all those indians that vote nagakookoo will not vote pnc..if they put a black to head up afc and join pnc before election then its pnc and pnc voters joining pnc ha ha ha.

  4. no talks
    the PPP/C have a chance to go for the jugular
    they are combined opposition now
    lets go to the polls with both combined!

  5. there must be no talks of snap election at this stage–that period passed over a year ago.–if there are going to be any talk any dialog then it must be the combined opposition asking government to hold talks and dialog on a way forward.–once the combined opposition hogged everything for themselves in parliament then let them have their no confidence..when pppc had a majority it always had a pnc deputy speaker…so all guyanese are now witnessed to see who are the power hungry gluts wanting to rule over the majority guyanese again.–they must be reminded that it was 3 political parties that contested last election and pppc got the most votes followed by pnc followed by afc so how they got the speaker and deputy speaker and majority in committees..

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