APNU could not have been leading a government without partnering with the AFC. That's a given. It would have had a long clog to win the hearts and minds of the largest ethnic group.
The AFC knows it is too small and too young with not such a large party infrastructure to win governance. It's objective was to get rid of a corrupt PPP and usher in an era of non-racial voting.
It is expected that the partnership will be rocky. We've already seen the protocol surrounding the division of the spoils - the Ministries. Boards, Commissions, etc. are to follow. The AFC knows that while it got a guaranteed number of Parliamentary seats and Ministries, it cannot grow as an individual party like the APNU and PPP can.
Governing is one vehicle to establish trust and a pedigree. The AFC however will need at some time to have mechanisms to grow.Can it do so while in a governing partnership or will it lose its identity. In fact it has sought to have its identity as a multi-racial and anti-corruption party. Those are important tools when confronted with a corrupt and incompetent governing party. Now that it is in government it has to solidify and expand its identity in such a way as to make itself a peer with the other two large parties; build an infrastructure; write its history and establish its heroes.
The PPP needs to reinvent itself and clean house. It needs to drop the references to Marxism-Leninism and democratize its structure. Ramjattan made that call a while back. It needs to get out of the grasp of Jagdeo - Moses made that call.
APNU will seek to regain a national trust and it has to thank the AFC for the opportunity.
The AFC needs to grow, period. What path will it define for such growth?