Jagdeo likely to be Leader of the Opposition -sources

Former President Bharrat Jagdeo is expected to be the Leader of the Opposition whenever the PPP/C takes up its 32 seats in the 11th Parliament, sources say.

Former President Bharrat Jagdeo speaking at a rally.
Former President Bharrat Jagdeo speaking at a rally.

Both Jagdeo and past President Donald Ramotar were under consideration at recent decision making forums of the party and Jagdeo is seen as the clear winner.

Were he to accept, as expected, it would see an even higher profile for him in national politics following the end of his two terms as President in 2011.

Jagdeo was credited with being largely responsible for the PPP/C gathering an extra 38,000 votes at the 2015 general elections. Critics have however noted that it was gained on the back of a divisive campaign of scaremongering and race-baiting.

Jagdeo taking up the post of Opposition Leader could spell the end of Ramotar’s political career, sources note.

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