Lenox Shuman elected Deputy Speaker
Leader of the Liberty and Justice Party and representative of the joinder list in the National Assembly Lenox Shuman has been elected Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly in the 12th Parliament.
The former Indigenous Chief went up against former Speaker Raphael Trotman for the post and secured the majority votes to be successfully elected to the position.
He was nominated by Minister of Governance and Parliamentary Affairs Gail Teixeira while Trotman was nominated by Alliance for Change member and opposition colleague Catherine Hughes.
The government MPs with their 33 majority in the House voted in favour of Teixeira’s nomination of Shuman allowing for his successful election. Shuman also voted for the motion allowing for a 34/31 vote count.
He immediately took the Oath of Office, along with the other MPs, and will support Speaker Mansor Nadir in his duties.
Shuman represents three parties in the National Assembly – A New and United Guyana (ANUG), the Liberty and Justice Party (LJP) and the New Movement (TNM).
He will, however, not occupy that seat for the entire life of the 12th Parliament. He will have to vacate that seat in keeping with a rotation agreement between the three parties.