Elections

POLITICAL ANALYST: Expect more voters for LGE 2019

Political analyst, Dr Winford James, is predicting that this year will see a higher than normal turnout for the local government elections.

According to Dr James, voter participation in the last local government election was at roughly 34 percent. He notes, though, that having two major elections so close together will impact voter participation. He says people also will be going to the polls because of how they feel about the Rowley administration, as well as any momentum which the UNC can generate for itself.

Political parties says they're ready for LGE 2019

Local political parties say they are ready for Local Government Elections (LGE) 2019, which are scheduled to take place on Monday December 2nd.

On Friday, during the Opposition Leader’s response to the 2020 Budget Presentation, the Prime Minister’s Office released a brief statement confirming the date for the local government elections.

PM: Local election date soon

"Soon," was Prime Min­is­ter Dr Kei­th Row­ley's re­sponse to re­porters yes­ter­day when they asked him when the date for Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment elec­tions will be an­nounced.

Row­ley the re­ply at a me­dia con­fer­ence about his re­cent trip to the Unit­ed States. Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment polls are con­sti­tu­tion­al­ly due be­tween No­vem­ber and ear­ly Feb­ru­ary. PNM of­fi­cials have pro­ject­ed that the elec­tion will be held lat­er this year since Car­ni­val 2020 takes place ear­ly next year.

Opposition, experts expect ‘election’ goodies in budget

Ex­pect an ‘elec­tion’ Bud­get when Min­is­ter of Fi­nance Colm Im­bert de­liv­ers the 2020 Bud­get on Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 7, so said the ex­perts as well as the Op­po­si­tion.

The pro­jec­tions came yes­ter­day af­ter Im­bert an­nounced the bud­get’s de­liv­ery date dur­ing a brief state­ment in Par­lia­ment yes­ter­day.

NUGFW elections pushed back to October

The National Union of Government & Federated Workers's (NUGFW's) National Executive Council elections will be held on October 28th, when they are constitutionally due.

The election was scheduled to take place today but President General James Lambert said it didn’t take place because the opposing side, Team Shield, served him with a pre-action protocol letter stating that the election was unconstitutionally brought forward.

Lambert said that was incorrect and that his team, Team Faithful, followed all protocols before advancing the date.  

CCJ sends Guyana back to polls

Back to the polls.

This in essence was the ef­fect of the Caribbean Court of Jus­tice rul­ing on Tues­day which held that pas­sage of a no-con­fi­dence mo­tion filed by the Op­po­si­tion against the rul­ing par­ty was valid.

Guyana’s Gov­ern­ment and Op­po­si­tion have been asked to come to­geth­er to de­cide on the way for­ward for the coun­try fol­low­ing the CCJ’s de­ci­sion.

MSJ to contest local, general elections

The Move­ment for So­cial Jus­tice (MSJ) says it will con­test all 114 elec­toral dis­tricts in the up­com­ing Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Elec­tions and 41 con­stituen­cies in next year’s Gen­er­al Elec­tion as it seeks to over­throw the Peo­ple’s Na­tion­al Move­ment (PNM).

Nom­i­na­tions for can­di­dates will take place at the par­ty’s head­quar­ters from Ju­ly 1 to 31 be­tween 9 am and 4 pm. Forms are avail­able at the head­quar­ters and on­line. Can­di­dates will be screened fol­low­ing nom­i­na­tion.

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