Ramjattan confirms AFC given less Parliamentary seats, Ministerial posts in revised Cummingsburg Accord


Leader of the Alliance For Change (AFC) Khemraj Ramjattan on Wednesday confirmed that the party only managed to secure 10 Parliamentary seats and less ministerial positions in the revised Cummingsburg Accord it signed with the APNU on December 24, 2019.

The first Cummingsburg Accord that governed the formation of the APNU+AFC coalition was signed on February 14, 2015 and originally saw the AFC having 12 Parliamentary seats and a 60/40 proportion for ministerial posts.

The revised agreement now gives the APNU and AFC a 70/30 proportion for ministerial posts, Ramjattan told the press at the sidelines of an event held at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre Wednesday morning.

The AFC Leader did not want to divulge further details on the revised agreement and insisted that it is “private.”

The AFC and the APNU formed a coalition in the lead up to the 2015 national elections.

Together, they defeated the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C) which had been governing for 23 years. The Cummingsburg Accord outlines how both parties will operate in the shared governance structure.

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