Guyana is unique,with the Constitution, People, Politicians, Government..etc..
I made a post "Just for curiosity, can you define Presidential form of Government, the category of which Guyana belongs to" on thread below,there was no real answers.
Caribbean Court says Granger’s gov’t in “caretaker” mode, elections must be determined locally
I have decided to present some info "see attachment and link http://mattgolder.com/files/te.../chapter12_white.pdf" what are the utmost understanding of Article 106 (6) and (7) of the Guyana Constitution after reading the paper ?
“The mind of man is capable of anything.” — ...
Guyana is a Westminster type parliamentary system. Its constitution, even though a convoluted mess of indeterminate clauses, would serve well were we a homogeneous society. We are however an ethnically bifurcated society with our ethnic populations being almost evenly matched
The colonial crucible played on ethnic differences and origins to create an adversarial culture between the two groups. Add to that we are a winner takes all majoritarian, closet list electoral system. Politics is therefore a zero sum game ( precisely the game of chicken vs prisoners dilemma as I stated on another post).
Winning the state becomes an ethnic prize. Add to that our constitution has a peculiar feature ( placed there to preserve the ethnic based competition) it does not allow for after the fact coalitions.
We are a trapped society. Our ethnic differences and political organization makes us eternally more concerned with nepotism and conserving ethnic pride than community. Our salvation lies in abandoning our constitution and creating a bicameral, non territorial federal system to devolve power away from the center to local constituencies.
We may also need to reform our electoral system to a multi vote system where the individual votes for candidates preferentially and not by one vote. This would prevent political parties from overloading the system and coercing rational choice over ethnic preference No other arrangement can make us whole except that the individual sovereignty is secure and not tied to ethnic pride or preserves.