PPP begins preparations for elections

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The Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has begun preparations for elections and is likely to press for elections in a few months and not the late November timeline President David Granger has pointed to.

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), having ruled that the December 21 No Confidence motion was properly passed, has set Monday for the parties to say what consequential orders should be made.

One day after the judgement, the leadership of the PPP met to discuss its plan to win the elections, said Irfaan Ali, the party’s presidential candidate.

Head of the EU Delegation in Guyana Jernej Videtič. exiting Freedom House Wednesday

At the same time, the party has been meeting with the diplomatic community and civil society to update them and to express their concerns, Ali told reporters outside the PPP’s Freedom House headquarters in Georgetown Wednesday.

Ali said funding for elections and an electoral list are non-issues for the PPP. He noted that the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) already has funding and preparation of a clean voters list only requires transferring all persons 18 and over from the National Register of Registrants and having a period of Claims and Objections to weed out those who may have migrated or died.

The PPP was voted out of office at the May 2015 elections after holding the seat of government for 23 years.

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