Precedent exists for US voice on polls -Ramkarran

By relying on “feral” responses by an invited “warrior” to the home of outgoing US Ambassador Brent Hardt, President Donald Ramotar lost the opportunity of defending his position on local government elections, former PPP stalwart Ralph Ramkarran says even as he noted that there is a precedent for US intervention in relation to elections.

“While the Ambassador’s public remarks about the President’s inconsistencies may not be usual, public figures are expected to defend themselves, which is what the Ambassador no doubt expected,” Ramkarran wrote in his column in the Sunday Stabroek.

Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs, Priya Manickchand at a reception at the ambassador’s residence on July 2, launched verbal salvoes at her host over his criticisms of government officials over long awaited local government elections. Her statements came in wake of the ambassador’s recent public criticism of  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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