Guyana: No date for elections proclaimed as yet -President cites March 2nd but says Parliament must first extend period

President David Granger last evening cited March 2nd  2020 as the earliest date for general elections but did not issue a proclamation as is legally required and fuelled further doubts about the way forward when he insisted that Parliament must meet to grant an extension of the period for polls, a demand the opposition PPP/C had previously said was out of the question.

The PPP issued a statement last night accusing the increasingly beleaguered Granger of trying to blackmail the opposition and skewering the arguments that he presented but it did not explicitly say anything about attending Parliament.

In his brief address to the nation, Granger said that Parliament would meet on October 10th for the purpose of requesting an extension of the three-month period for the holding of general elections in the aftermath of a successful motion of no-confidence.


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