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Guyana's general elections to be held when GECOM is ready!

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Guyana's general elections to be held when GECOM is ready!

A meeting was held between President David Granger and Opposition leader Bharat Jagdeo, they reached an agreement that general elections when the elections commission (GECOM) is ready instead of the March deadline that was earlier indicated after a no confidence vote was passed on December 21 2018. 

The no confidence motion was put forward by a lawmaker from the ruling APNU-AFC coalition. The lawmaker accused his own party of mismanaging the country's oil resources, in a move which sparked confusion and outrage in the House of Parliament. 

More than five billion barrels of oil and gas were discovered off Guyana's coast and it is expected that there will be 750,000 barrels of output daily.  

One day after the no confidence vote was passed Venezuela's navy stopped an Exxon Mobil ship in disputed, territorial waters.  

General Elections should have been held in two years, so the country was in no way ready for an election on such short notice. 

 Charted Accountant and Attorney Christopher Ram in another surprise move, yesterday petitioned the court to validate the no confidence motion passed and to hold an election no later than March 21, 2019.

So while an agreement was reached with Opposition Leader Bharat Jagdeo, another battle with Christopher Ram seems to be looming. 

 

 

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