The Elections Commission: Race has no premium

On Sunday 11th June 2017, I read an article in Stabroek News (‘Process to appoint substantive Chancellor, CJ should not be rushed – lawyer’), which convinced me that a substantial number of us suffer from a form of ‘cognitive delusion’: a preoccupation with beliefs about our political system despite the logical absurdity of some of these beliefs and a lack of supporting evidence (Encyclopædia Britannica). I was already nearing this conclusion after reading Mr. James McAllister’s ‘There cannot be a process where Afro-Guyanese are deliberately excluded from serious consideration on the Gecom list’ (SN: 08/06/2017).

The Stabroek News article, began: ‘Despite an earlier arrangement, President David Granger is yet to discuss with Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo those nominated for the substantive posts of Chancellor and Chief Justice but legal sources say the process should not be rushed given that it is now transparent following the …to continue reading this article, please subscribe.  Already a subscriber ? Sign In

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