Confidence vote looms
-after President dismisses Ramjattan’s claims
Alliance For Change (AFC) leader Khemraj Ramjattan in a letter to President Donald Ramotar on Thursday said that the party saw no alternative but to move a no-confidence motion against his administration but the president last night said such a motion was “completely baseless and spurious” and he would be prepared for the consequences.
The correspondence between the two leaders moves the country closer to a confidence vote and fresh general elections. All eyes will now be on the main opposition coalition, APNU. Yesterday, APNU said that it is continuing to mull throwing its support behind a motion of no-confidence. Observers say that APNU is unlikely to make a decision on whether it will support the no-confidence motion until its main constituent, the PNCR, holds its congress next weekend.