Defying Newton’s Law
Sir Isaac Newton helped us to gain a better understanding of the world in which we live when he explained what happens to an object that was in motion. His first law of motion stated that an object in motion tends to remain in that state of motion until an external force is applied to it. While Newton was referring to the physical behaviour of inanimate objects, an analogy could be drawn between the behaviour of the PPP/C government and the joint opposition. At the last elections, the PPP/C won 32 seats and the combined opposition won 33 seats, giving the latter a majority in the National Assembly, and depriving the PPP/C of full control of government. For 20 years, the PPP/C administration governed Guyana during which period, it had total control of the executive, legislature and the judiciary, which most Guyanese understood as one-party rule. That situation changed in …To continue reading, login with an active account or subscribe now.