Just how long the changed atmosphere in Guyana will last following the May 11 general elections and the removal of the People’s Progressive Party/Civic administration from office after twenty three years.
By: Dr. Odeen Ishmael, Senior Research Fellow
at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs
Guyana witnessed a change in administration after the ruling People’s Progressive Party-Civic (PPP) lost by a mere one percent of the votes to an alliance of opposition parties comprising A Partnership for National Unity and the Alliance for Change (APNU+AFC) in the general elections held on May 11.
At 65 and generally felt to be in fairly good health one might have thought that Donald Ramotar departed the political centre stage far too early though, in as sense, it was he who ‘called time’ on his own presidency.