Acid test of credibility of elections is the willingness of the loser(s) to concede defeat

Dear Editor, In a recent letter (SN, March 17th, 2019), Mr. Vincent Alexander, Commissioner of GECOM, made a rather cryptic comment that leaves me wondering if the episode I relate below might be part of what he might have meant by “intermediary” in his statement that “The never-held … Houston bye-election in 1961, Boodhoo`s  malfeasance in 2006 – 2011 … and the unlawful issuance of proxies and consequentially illegal voting in Mabaruma in the 2018 local government elections represent the alpha, part intermediary and omega of electoral malfeasance in Guyana, to date.” It must have been in the 1980s, on the ground floor of the Dorothy Bailey Health Centre on South Road. 

Constitutional crisis and its cause

As the no-confidence motion clock runs down towards the end of the three-month period for the staging of general elections, there has been a flurry of accusations back and forth between President Granger and Opposition Leader Jagdeo about who is responsible for the present deadlock.