May 27, 2017 Source

Internationally recognized organization, The Carter Center, has once again documented the need for constitutional reform in Guyana. The entity repeated, among other things, that the current winner-take-all system is problematic.
The organization said that the urgency of constitutional reform is made greater with the anticipated influx of oil revenue, “which has the potential to exacerbate ethnic and political conflicts.”
The Carter Center highlighted, too, the need for reform, so as to allow individual candidates to stand for President. The constitutional rules in Guyana limit all candidature for the office of the presidency and for membership of the National Assembly to those who join party lists. The organization said that this is an unreasonable limitation on the freedom of association and on the right to run for election.
The organization said that an amendment to the Constitution is necessary to effect this change, and this should be considered as a matter of some urgency in order to allow independent candidates to participate in elections.
In addition, The Carter Center noted that in light of the history of ethnic polarization, Guyana might want to consider preferred, or ranked, voting for president in which voters’ award votes ranked on an ordinal scale to all candidates in the race, and the winner is the candidate who wins the most total votes.
“This places an incentive on candidates to appeal to voters across party and communal lines,” the report noted.

LEGAL COMPLAINTS
The Carter Center noted that prior to the elections, there is no opportunity for anyone, neither candidate nor voter, to make a complaint related to the conduct of the election or to the nomination of a candidate, in any forum. The organization noted that the legal framework should be revised to allow for the filing of complaints in the pre-election period, and the electoral calendar adjusted accordingly.
Also, the organization said that the electoral calendar should be revised to provide for an earlier nomination date of candidates, while a facility should be created in electoral law (the Representation of the People Act, 1964, or any new legislation that may supersede it) allowing for complaints to be made to GECOM, with attendant adjudication powers conferred on GECOM, with a right of appeal.

LAW ON POLITICAL PARTIES
Further, the Center noted that there is a total absence of law on the registration and operation of political parties in Guyana.
The Constitution contains strong provisions affirming the right of people to form and to join political parties, but there is currently no legislation related to the registration and operation of political parties. Regulation regarding the registration of political parties should encourage broad-based parties, ensure equitable treatment, provide reasonable and objective grounds for rejecting the registration of a political party, and overall support the freedom of association.
“Registration criteria that promote broad-based parties could seek to move political parties in Guyana beyond ethnic orientation, promoting inclusivity and harmony by denying registration to parties that discriminate on ethnic, geographic, or other grounds,” the report stated.

CONSOLIDATE
Currently regulations related to the administration of elections are fragmented across numerous pieces of legislation, orders, regulations, and judicial decisions. The Carter Center said that the consolidation of the law in advance of future elections would create greater legal certainty and clarity among stake-holders regarding the rules overrunning elections in Guyana.
Also, the Center noted that there is a total absence of law on the registration and operation of political parties in Guyana. The constitution contains strong provisions affirming the right of people to form and to join political parties, but there is currently no legislation related to the registration and operation of political parties.

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What was written, most know already.  The problem, when any political party get into power, they prefer not to change anything as it now suits them. Smiling snake Granger is no different and besides he is just too weak to stand against the Caribj-type Afro-centric forces within his own ruling cabal! (PPP hat)

The PPP did it post 1992, and will likely do it again.  It's the same crop of [high and mighty] politicians today as pre-2015 who lived in the stratosphere while the poor masses scraped by!  They have only now remembered their [Jagans'] principles of being close to the people.  How much of this is real, one can only guess (PNC hat)!

Guyanese are among the most unfortunate societies on earth living within a [so-called] "democratic" system!  They are the most politically exploited people!  Both political parties show a total absence of real leadership willing to put the people above of party and individual power desires.  Now with oil revenues, the first order by the PNC is to permanently tilt the ethnic balance against the Indian sector by financing the import of hungry belly Blacks from Haiti and the WI!

ba$eman posted:

 the first order by the PNC is to permanently tilt the ethnic balance against the Indian sector by financing the import of hungry belly Blacks from Haiti and the WI!

Sounds like red herring,bhai.

Twelve children among 27 Haitians in protective custody.

– 10 arrested in suspected human trafficking ring
Twenty-seven Haitians were picked up from the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) on Friday – just one day after ranks from the Guyana Police Force (GPF)’s Major Crimes Unit (MCU) confirmed that Guyana was indeed being used as a hub for human trafficking.
Twelve children are among those in protective custody.
Kaieteur News understands that 10 persons were arrested Friday night—they include Surinamese, Haitians and Guyanese.

http://www.kaieteurnewsonline....-protective-custody/

Ramakant-P posted:

The carter center should worry about his own barnyard.

They could have in 1992 but then you would have had President Hoyte long after 1992.

The PPP became a corrupt band of racists and Carter is so upset with himself for allowing those vipers in.

caribny posted:
Ramakant-P posted:

The carter center should worry about his own barnyard.

They could have in 1992 but then you would have had President Hoyte long after 1992.

The PPP became a corrupt band of racists and Carter is so upset with himself for allowing those vipers in.

You must be Ms. Cleo. And you think he wants to see a bunch of thieves watching the safe?

skeldon_man posted:
caribny posted:
Ramakant-P posted:

The carter center should worry about his own barnyard.

They could have in 1992 but then you would have had President Hoyte long after 1992.

The PPP became a corrupt band of racists and Carter is so upset with himself for allowing those vipers in.

You must be Ms. Cleo. And you think he wants to see a bunch of thieves watching the safe?

In fact Jimmy Carter himself expressed disappoint with the PPP and stopped going to observe elections in Guyana.  Now they accuse the PPP of conducting a racist election campaign.

Now cuss and scream but don't forget that it was the same Jimmy Carter who allowed the PPP to win in 1992.

caribny posted:
skeldon_man posted:
caribny posted:
Ramakant-P posted:

The carter center should worry about his own barnyard.

They could have in 1992 but then you would have had President Hoyte long after 1992.

The PPP became a corrupt band of racists and Carter is so upset with himself for allowing those vipers in.

You must be Ms. Cleo. And you think he wants to see a bunch of thieves watching the safe?

In fact Jimmy Carter himself expressed disappoint with the PPP and stopped going to observe elections in Guyana.  Now they accuse the PPP of conducting a racist election campaign.

Now cuss and scream but don't forget that it was the same Jimmy Carter who allowed the PPP to win in 1992.

Your statement is like a lump of sh*t. Carter did not allow the PPP to win the elections in 1992. Carter threatened Hoyte into holding free and fair elections. If you mean "allowed" equates with "no rigging of Guyana's elections, then you have a point. Carter stopped black people bullying at the polling centers.

skeldon_man posted:
caribny posted:

In fact Jimmy Carter himself expressed disappoint with the PPP and stopped going to observe elections in Guyana.  Now they accuse the PPP of conducting a racist election campaign.

Now cuss and scream but don't forget that it was the same Jimmy Carter who allowed the PPP to win in 1992.

Your statement is like a lump of sh*t. Carter did not allow the PPP to win the elections in 1992. Carter threatened Hoyte into holding free and fair elections. If you mean "allowed" equates with "no rigging of Guyana's elections, then you have a point. Carter stopped black people bullying at the polling centers.

He "allowed" the PPP to win by "not allowing" the PNC thugs and criminals to continue to rig the elections!  Caribj and his racist PNC think they have some god-given right to rule Guyana and being prevented from doing things their way to "win" is somehow a deprivation of rights.

His statement is a lump of horse shyte!!

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