Reply to "Electoral demographics behind strident opposition calls for elections now"

Stormborn posted:

The PPP has the numeric edge and also the enthusiasm edge. Indians are scared of this regime. The AFC defectors have long been disheartened and retreated back to where they sense they can fit in. 

The PPP can also leech from the opposition pool because they had a long time cultivating a patronage pool who are currently irrevocably excluded from any political access. Then there are the Amerindians. They usually vote for the regime in office but this time they do not care for them because all the regime has done is disrespect them.

The reality is that in a fair and free election the PPP is winning the plurality. The small parties have a chance to pick up at least three seats. The APNU will be in the high 20' but not breaking the margin to win.

BTW the need for elections now is because the constitution demands it. This lame duck regime cannot get much done in their state of limbo. They need a functioning parliament. Both sides need the elections

Succinct. The Constitution requires GECOM be always ready for elections within 90 days. Their inability to be ready now should not be a burden on the Constitution or the Guyanese voters. They should have started the ball rolling from December 23, 2018 as Nagamootoo stated in the Assembly  they will do. They could have still pursue litigation as they move forward. Heck, the PNC left office the moment the 2015 elections were over even though they are still challenging GECOM refusal for some recounts from it. It is now a few weeks since the CCJ ruling and my guess is there is still no activities at GECOM to facilitate early elections although by now the term early elections has lost its meaning.

Today is America's birthday and the rest of the world can learn a thing or two about why our democracy works. Every year, there is some form of elections and come rain or shine, those elections occur, no excuses given or even attempted.

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