Guyana's PPP says it will boycott National Assembly sittings until CCJ rules on no confidence vote

Guyana's main opposition People's Progressive Party (PPP) has said it will boycott sittings of the National Assembly until the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) rules on its appeal regarding the vote of no confidence against he coalition government that was passed on December 21st last year.
Last Friday, the three-member Court of Appeal by a split decision ruled that the motion was invalid after the government had challenged a High Court ruling in January which validated the motion that had been filed by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo.
The Court of Appeal said that the motion had to be passed by 34 of the 65 members in order to have been valid. The motion had been passed by 33 votes. 
But Mr. Jagdeo has described the argument as weak.
Granger improving
In the meantime, President of Guyana David Granger has completed the first phase of his medical treatment in Cuba and is said to be steadily improving.
This was disclosed by Halim Majeed, Guyana's Ambassador to Cuba, in a statement on Saturday.
Mr. Granger, who was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma last October, has been undergoing chemotherapy in Cuba.
He will begin radiation therapy next month.
Mr. Majeed added that based on an expert's evaluation of the President's medical condition, it has been concluded that it is no longer necessary for him to undergo chemotherapy.

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