President says small parties to play active role in PPP Gov’t
President Irfaan Ali says his Government is committed to inclusionary governance as promised in the manifesto of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP).
In an invited comment to the News Room following his inauguration ceremony as Guyana’s ninth Executive President, President Ali made it clear that the small political parties continue to play a crucial in Guyana’s development and that they will play an active role going forward.
The small parties, some of which are just a few months old, played a critical part in Guyana’s five-month-long electoral impasse and were regarded as the “guardians of democracy” when efforts were made to alter the results of the elections to favour the APNU+AFC coalition.
In his inaugural speech at the ceremony, President Ali said “in our manifesto, we pledged to pursue inclusionary Constitutional Governance. I intend to see that pledge implemented. To do so will require certain constitutional reforms which we will be formulated in consultation with the people. We will conduct a national conversation in which all ideas will contend, and all voices will be heard.”