The headline is not an original formulation. It is partially borrowed from the late Miles Fitzpatrick, then a columnist in the Stabroek News.
Just as the Elections Commission (“the Commission”) was getting its act together, gingerly tiptoeing its way to a decision to recount the votes cast in the general and regional elections held on March 2, Ulita Moore, a candidate for the APNU+AFC in the regional elections, caused to be filed a case in court seeking a variety of declarations and orders against the Commission.
When I first encountered the issue of rigging of elections in Guyana, I was a student activist.
Section 84 of the Representation of the People Act is quite clear.
Some foreign observers are unaware of Guyana’s electoral history. One wonders whether such observers are qualified to observe Guyana’s elections.
During the 2011 election campaign, the PPP/C held the view that it would obtain the support of up to 60% of the electorate.
The three political parties that invoked section 22 of the Representation of the People Act signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Friday setting out the principles on which both their pre- and post-election cooperation will be based.
It is sad to say that the Global Witness report, “Signed Away,” analysing EEPGL’s (the ExxonMobil controlled Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited) agreement with Guyana and the damning circumstances leading up to its signing, will not influence the vote of more than a handful of people, if so many, at the elections on March 2.
By 2012 African journalists were questioning the origins of Isabel dos Santos’s wealth.
The history of tampering with ballot boxes commenced in 1968 and ended in 1985.
A number of new parties have created electoral history in Guyana by, for the first time, joining together to form a combination of lists whose votes shall be combined to determine the number of seats they will collectively obtain.
On Friday last, 13 political parties submitted lists of candidates to the Elections Commission in a self-nomination process to contest the general and regional elections on March 2.
The financing of political campaigns without accountability can lead to corruption and it often does.
There has been much discussion about the number of small parties which have announced their intention to contest the elections due on March 2, 2020.
If one of the two main political groups in Guyana, the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) or A Partnership for National Unity + Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) achieves an absolute majority at the March 2 general elections, one half of the population will feel alienated.
The spectacle of a Nobel Laureate, Aung San Suu Kyi, a world renowned fighter for human rights, and former political prisoner, denying genocide during last week at the World Court is sobering.
With the Conservative Party polling at 42 per cent and the Labour Party at 32 per cent, the results on December 12 appear to be a likely Conservative Party victory.
At its 130th Anniversary gala dinner during last week, the President of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI), Nicholas Deygoo-Boyer, outlined a development plan which he urged political parties to support and implement, whichever political party holds office.
The terms of the coalition between the APNU and AFC appear to have been agreed.
The impeachment inquiry now going on in the US House of Representatives, and televised daily, is as gripping as any psychological thriller.