Ramotar hits out at diplomatic community over call for local gov’t polls

President Donald Ramotar yesterday lashed out at the diplomatic community over the contention that the absence of local government elections is undermining democracy in the country.

In a jab at US spying on its citizens, Ramotar said, “I do not agree with this idea that the lack of local government elections was undermining democracy… what undermines democracy is when you listen to everybody’s telephone calls and read their emails and ban them from having collective bargaining in their own country in different parts of North America and Europe”.

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