Andre Haynes

Video: PPP gets presidency

...but opposition controls House

The incumbent PPP/C has won enough votes in the general elections to keep the presidency, but will lead a minority government after opposition groups APNU and AFC got enough support to scrape a one-seat advantage in the National Assembly.

Joint opposition starts talks with interest groups

-truth commission, end to executive presidency among priorities The Joint Opposition Political Parties (JOPP), comprising the PNCR, Guyana Action Party (GAP), the Working People’s Alliance (WPA) and the National Front Alliance (NFA), has started consultations with interest groups to formalise a broad alliance to contest next year’s general elections.

GECOM to write OP on ads directive

Amid concerns about moves on its independent functioning, the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has taken the decision to write the Office of the President (OP) to determine whether a recent directive on advertising will affect the civic and voter education plans for next year’s general election.

GAP keen on curbing presidential powers 25

Guyana Action Party (GAP) MP Everall Franklin has proposed constitutional changes to reduce the powers of the president to form the basis of an electoral alliance, which he says offers “a small window of opportunity”  to get the country back on the right path.

Opportunity seen in Corbin move 60

-but scepticism abounds PNCR leader Robert Corbin’s decision against running as its presidential candidate at next year’s general elections is being seen as an opportunity to reverse the fortunes of the main opposition, and a possible opening for an alliance to challenge the ruling PPP/C.

Social media reboots governments for the digital age

‘What are you doing?’ With the ubiquity of social media networks like Facebook and Twitter, that question has been an invitation for observations that range from the innocuous (‘Writing a story’) to those that until recently only existed within the realm of speculation (‘Girl shot in Tehran’).

Corbin defends PNCR ‘militancy’ 46

Ahead of a crucial contest for leadership today, incumbent PNCR leader Robert Corbin yesterday said the greatest challenge facing the party is providing effective national leadership and he defended the “militancy” of the party under his leadership.

Murray picks up key support 86

-Ming, Van West-Charles, Norton on board Former PNCR Chairman Winston Murray yesterday picked up key endorsements to strengthen his candidacy as he became the sole challenger to incumbent Robert Corbin for the leadership of the main opposition party.

Opposition ups fight for probe of gov’t-Khan ties 95

-appeals to civil society for support Continuing to press for an inquiry into alleged links between government and drug trafficker Roger Khan, the joint opposition parties yesterday made an appeal for the support of civil society, saying that the Guyanese people have a moral responsibility to condemn wrongdoing and demand accountability.