By Fareeza Haniff
[www.inewsguyana.com] –President Donald Ramotar is confident that he will be the next Presidential Candidate for the People’s Progressive Party Civic at the next General and Regional Elections.
He told a news conference on Friday, November 14, that he is not afraid of the electorate and will win the majority of votes next time around.
“This time I am going back for the majority bigger than before,” President Ramotar declared.
The combined Opposition gained control of the 65 seat National Assembly for the first time at the November 2011 General and Regional Elections, making the PPP a minority government.
Two weeks ago, PPP General Secretary Clement Rohee told the media that the Party had not made any decision on who the next Presidential Candidate will be.
Rohee feels however, that he may also be a good Presidential Candidate as he gave assurances that whoever the candidate is will be someone who has the wit and confidence to sell the Party and win the citizenry.
While the PPP is yet to decide on a candidate, the Alliance for Change will be making that decision when its members gather for its biannual National conference on December 6, 2014.
From all indication, Opposition Leader David Granger will lead the coalition – A Partnership for National Unity into the next general elections which could be as soon as next year.