Stormborn posted:We are more like most commonwealth type, unicameral and majoritarian. We do not have a queen who is merely ceremonial. Like all Westminster models the prime minister is supreme.
Except that most commonwealth nations are not unicameral. You have heard of the House of Lords. Most of the English Caribbean also has a senate. To my knowledge only Guyana is unicameral.
And the problem that the CCJ had is that they don't even begin to understand the dysfunction of Guyanese politics which is why they refused to be involved in setting a date. That constitution is likely a crude cut and paste mess where different sections contradict and begin overly subject to interpretation. And then it must be put into the context of the miasma which is our political environment based on two warring tribes.
If Jagdeo wanted to be useful rather than an NCV he should have insisted that the Coalition focused on its promise of constitutional reform. Had the NCV come from a refusal of the Coalition to engage in facilitating a broad based and transparent process of constitutional reform then an NCV would have been merited.
The ONLY reason for the NCV is the race to be in power when "first oil" comes. Hence the monstrosity of an incompetent man, Irfaan Alli, who even most PPP supporters don't consider suitable. Jagdeo installed him so that he could run a proxy government and not be seen as having a conflict of interest as he plotted to stick his fingers into that oil soup.