Nomination will commence at 13:30 hours and will likely be a shorter process this time around, given that the number of parties presenting have reduced.
In the immediate past election for instance, the Alliance for Change (AFC) and the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) presented separate lists, while this time around, they will present together, a single list.
For the 2011 elections, the APNU had already consumed the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) and four smaller parties, namely, the Guyana Action Party (GAP), National Front Alliance (NFA), Working People’s Alliance (WPA) and the Justice For All Party (JFAP).
This year, apart from the APNU-AFC, the Guyana Elections Commission will receive the list from the People’s Progressive Party/Civic which is seeking its 6th term in office.
And based on all indications, there is likely going to be some smaller parties petitioning to GECOM to contest the elections.
Nomination will close at 18:00 hours, after which GECOM will return to office to peruse the documents presented, which includes the parties’ list of candidates and the constituencies they wish to contest, etc.
Should there be any need for queries/clarifications; the respective parties will be contacted by GECOM for same.
Meanwhile, the two major parties are all set too, for nomination.
Both parties will lead supporters in marches through sections of Georgetown, to City Hall. The marches will be led by the parties’ Presidential and Prime Ministerial Candidates.
There are expectations that the lists of the PPP/C and APNU-AFC will throw a few surprises.