Fate of Parliament rests with GECOM’s readiness – Harmon
Aug 08, 2019, , Kaieteur News, https://www.kaieteurnewsonline...ms-readiness-harmon/
President David Granger’s decision to declare Parliament dissolved hinges on the readiness of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to conduct free, fair and credible elections, according to the Ministry of the Presidency’s Director-General, Joseph Harmon.Yesterday, Harmon said once it is made known to President Granger that GECOM is ready, “then he will make his decision with respect to a date and the dissolution of the National Assembly.”
Perhaps Granger and Harmon need to understand Guyana Constitution plus the function of GECOM.
1. Guyana Constitution states that once the legislature members provide a positive vote of no confidence in the government; elections MUST be held within three months.
It follows that GECOM must always have the process in place and also the ability to effect an election on the approval of a no confidence vote.
2. GECOM's readiness to conduct the election does not take precedent to Sections 106, subsections (6) and (7) of Guyana Constitution.