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Guyana: CJ says elections petitions should be heard together

On November 24th acting Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire SC will commence hearing arguments on preliminary issues raised in the two election petitions filed by the main Opposition and she asserted that the petitions should be heard together though a final decision has not yet been taken.

The announcements were made yesterday during a case management conference (CMC) presid-ed over by the judge.

Senior Counsel Douglas Mendes who represents President Irfaan Ali and Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo—who are among the respondents in the petitions, has raised the preliminary issue that because his client Jagdeo was not served on time in accordance with prescribed Rules, the petitions may themselves amount to a nullity.

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