No compromise on Guyana election date - Jagdeo

Guyana’s Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo, has denied telling a broad-based Civil Society Forum that he is open to a compromise on the date for regional and general elections following the defeat of  the coalition government of  President David Granger after a no-confidence motion in December.

According to Mr Jagdeo,  inaccurate information emerged following his meeting with President Granger.

Last Thursday, after a meeting with the Civil Society Forum, an official of the Private Sector Commission was quoted as saying that the group's position was that there should be some level of compromise. He urged the Opposition Leader to meet with the President and reach a settlement on an extension so that the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) can hold polls in July.

Mr. Jagdeo tabled the motion of no confidence which succeeded on December 21 after his party received the backing of then government back bencher Charrandas Persaud.

The government has since filed an appeal against the High Court ruling that the motion was valid and has refused a conservatory order that would have put a hold on the polls.

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