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.

Ramjattan, nevertheless told this newspaper yesterday that he has commenced the motion’s drafting and intends to lay it in Parliament …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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