Opposition approved extra-budgetary spending in 2012, 2013, Ramotar says
each other. The national interest suggests that a new mandate should be sought, which may break the deadlock, while the partisan interest suggests that they should stay put, which will continue the deadlock,” he wrote.
Ramkarran noted that the current situation is characterized by the inability of the government to persuade the opposition to support any major project, most legislation or most budgets in their entirety. “Clearly both the government and opposition might feel that such a situation cannot continue indefinitely and that it might be in the interests of the nation to call new elections,” he said.