Evidence of a crisis at the level of the leadership of the People’s National Congress/Reform (PNC/R, the main political opposition to the ruling People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) has given rise to healthy speculation among political watchers about the future of the party and a fair measure of disquiet among party members.
Much of the apparent instability centres around the issue of the party’s leadership. The recent public falling out between party leader Robert Corbin and long-standing stalwarts, Vincent Alexander and James Mc Allister and the more recent resignation of another key member of the party’s leadership, Winston Murray, as chairman, have raised questions both about Corbin’s leadership and about the longer-term political fate of the the PNC/R.
Concern over the current goings on at Sophia go beyond what appears to be personality issues. Any major crisis in the PNC/R is bound to have a knock-on effect on the very engine room of local politics given the size and significance of its support base.
In this issue the Guyana Review examines the institution of the PNC/R; the question of leadership and the party’s future as a political force in Guyana