“We want elections now” – PPP protests

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Scores of persons are currently picketing the Ministry of the Presidency, calling on President David Granger to announce a date for General and Regional Elections.

The protest is being led by the Opposition, Peoples Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C) which successfully toppled the coalition government via a no-confidence motion in the National Assembly last year.

Elections ought to have already been held but as a result of court battles, the government has remained in office, more than half a year after they were defeated.

The Guyana Constitution stipulates that once a government is defeated by a no-confidence motion, its Cabinet must resign and the President must announce a date for elections to be held within three months.

That deadline expired since March 21, 2019.

During the protest, Guyanese are chanting “we want elections now”, as they mount pressure on the current administration to announce a date for the polls.