Fate of Parliament rests with GECOM’s readiness – Harmon

Aug 08, 2019, News, 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.

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Ministry of the Presidency’s Director General, Joseph Harmon.

On July 20, 2019, Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo, had noted a key aspect of the Orders of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) following its ruling on the No Confidence Motion of December 21, 2018. And from that, he stressed that the caveat of Article 106 becomes immediately engaged following the passage of the motion.

In the letter, Jagdeo requested three things – the resignation of Cabinet, elections by September 2018, and the dissolution of the National Assembly. The Government has indicated that Cabinet will not resign until the new Government takes over, following the election. But the other two requests are tied together, according to Harmon.

During the post-Cabinet press brief yesterday, he said “The question of the dissolving of Parliament is a matter which rests with the President.

The President’s dissolution of Parliament has to; of course, do with advice which he receives from the elections commission about their readiness to conduct elections”.

GECOM is not yet ready for elections. The Official List of Electors (OLE) has expired. And without a credible list to conduct elections, the Secretariat has embarked on House-to-House Registration, a process which, according to the work plan, will go well into 2020.

The Opposition has suggested a brief period of claims and objections to cleanse the current list, instead. They contend that that is the only process which could see elections being held by September 18. Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield, said that that list can be cleansed.

In its pursuit of that, the Opposition has mounted a challenge to House-to-House in Court, requesting that a Conservatory Order be granted, halting the process.

But the process has sped ahead, with over 150,000 persons already registered. The Commission had announced that it is ramping up to ensure the process concludes as soon as reasonably possible.

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.”

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Demerara_Guy posted:

Fate of Parliament rests with GECOM’s readiness – Harmon

Aug 08, 2019, News, 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.

Everybody says something and you say the same of what we already read. The understanding remains the same as the story says, but undeniable, the PPP ass is biting when Granger meets with GECOM Chair without Jagdeo presence. 

Jagdeo: Meh nah like this. Ah hope them nah wucking to rig the election behind meh back. Jagdeo made a big stink about Haitians and nobody nah expose him. The Indo mentality is a wonder and it can create the image of heaven and hell. Ask the spineless coolie to answer why their stupidity runs wild. 

Bibi Haniffa posted:

Why isn’t GECOM ready?  Guyana has continuous voter registration.  

GECOM would have been ready if the Coalition was not so scared of the outcome of elections. Don't believe Granger when he says he is not dictating.

How come Ramotar knew even before the APNU/AFC set date for their NCV against his government of the readiness of GECOM and now more than seven months after the PPP successfully passed a NCV against the Coalition, Granger still doesn’t know of GECOM’s readiness. Is the Coalition that hapless or is Granger that evil?

Prince posted:

Everybody says something and you say the same of what we already read. The understanding remains the same as the story says, but undeniable, the PPP ass is biting when Granger meets with GECOM Chair without Jagdeo presence. 

Jagdeo: Meh nah like this. Ah hope them nah wucking to rig the election behind meh back. Jagdeo made a big stink about Haitians and nobody nah expose him. The Indo mentality is a wonder and it can create the image of heaven and hell. Ask the spineless coolie to answer why their stupidity runs wild. 

Moron, go look in the mirror. You are the spineless, green bukta, naked drunk coolie. Did you see heaven or hell when Sheik stripped you almost naked and broadsided you with your own cutlass?

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