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ANUG, LJP, TNM join lists for elections

January 18 2020,  Source

In a historic move, A New and United Guyana (ANUG), the Liberty and Justice Party (LJP) and The New Movement (TNM) have agreed to join their Lists of Candidates so that the votes they secure at the March 2 general and regional elections could be counted collectively and improve their chances of securing parliamentary and regional seats.

According to Section 22 of the Representation of the People’s Act, two or more lists of candidates shall be joined for the distribution of seats (but not for the purpose of voting) if the representative and deputy representative of each list to be so joined gives notice accordingly in writing to the Chief Election Officer not later than the 25th day before election day.  It adds that lists so joined are to be referred to collectively as a combination of lists. ANUG has previously announced a collaboration with the Federal United Party (FED-UP) but on Nomination Day, the proposed coalition collapsed mere “hours” after it was finalised.

Interesting to see how issues developed and when the said joining of parties will be officially published in the Gazette.

Guyana Election Law

Section 22, Subsections 1, 2, & 3, Representation of the People Act, Guyana Election Law, Source -- http://pdba.georgetown.edu/Ele...Guyana/guyrep01.html

1. Subject to subsection (2), two or more lists of candidates shall be joined for the distribution of seats (but not for the purpose of voting) if the representative and deputy representative of each list to be so joined gives notice accordingly in writing to the Chief Election Officer not later than the 25th day before election day; and lists so joined are hereinafter referred to collectively as a combination of lists.

2. No list of candidates shall be included in more than one combination of lists and if any notice given under subsection (l) would, if given effect, result in a contravention of this section, that list shall not be included in any combination of lists.

 

3. The Commission shall cause a notification of combinations of lists to be published not later than the 23rd day before election day in the Gazette and may cause such further publication of the same, for the information of electors, as the Commission considers desirable.

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