Granger, Jagdeo in ‘positive’ talks

-gov’t continues to function, preparations to be made for early polls

President David Granger (right) greeting Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo at the Ministry of the Presidency yesterday. (Ministry of the Presidency photo)

President David Granger and Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo yesterday held their first meeting on the December 21 passage of the no-confidence motion and there appeared to be agreement that pending any court decisions, the government continues to function and preparations would be made for early general elections.

Up to press time this morning a promised joint statement on the decisions reached was still to be issued raising questions about whether an agreement had been locked in.

Both men after the meeting indicated that an agreement had been reached pertaining to engaging the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on when elections could be held. While Granger in a video minutes after the meeting had ended, was very vague on this issue and the outcome of the talks, Jagdeo at a press conference held later, provided more details, while stressing that he wanted to “outline the party’s perspective of the meeting.” (See other stories within.)….

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