Snap national elections before Local Govt’s – Weekly internet poll finds


pie[www.inewsguyana] – As local government elections in Guyana remains a mystery, a number of persons are of the view that the country should have a snap national elections first before holding local government elections.

iNews’ weekly poll asked “Should Local Government Elections be held before snap National Elections is called by either the government or the opposition?”

In this regard, 76 percent voted no, 21 percent voted yes and a mere three percent of participants were undecided.

It has been approximately two months now since four local government bills were passed in the National Assembly, paving the way for the holding of the elections. However, to date the country’s President, Donald Ramotar is yet to give his assent to the Bills.

The last local government elections were held in 1994. Meanwhile, given the fact that the political opposition has a one seat majority in Parliament, there have been calls for a snap election so as to break the parliamentary impasse.



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