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Granger likely to accept Ramjattan as general elections running mate

 

FLASH BACK: President David Granger and Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan. In the background is then Minister of State, Joseph Harmon.

Alliance For Change (AFC) Leader, Khemraj Ramjattan on Thursday looked set to be accepted by President David Granger as his running mate for the March 2020 general elections, high-level sources said.

The sources indicated that the AFC was unlikely to give up any seats in the 65-seat National Assembly in exchange for Ramjattan being accepted as the prime ministerial candidate.

 

Mr. Ramjattan and Mr. Granger met along with Chief Negotiator for the People’s National Congress Reform-controlled  A Partnership for National Unity, Volda Lawrence and her AFC counterpart, David Patterson.

Ms. Lawrence and Mr. Patterson emerged from the meeting with an air of optimism that their differences would be settled. Patterson was not prepared to say more than “progress” was made in the talks, while Lawrence said APNU and AFC were virtually inseparable despite a number of “bumps in the road”.

“Both sides have some work to do and we have agreed that we will do the work as soon as possible so we have given ourselves some time-frames and we are both committed to work to those time-frames so the outtake of the meeting is progress,” Mr. Patterson said. “We have always been one, we never severed, the Siamese twins remain,” she added.

The APNU and AFC negotiators are expected to meet as early as Friday.

AFC negotiator, Dominic Gaskin is on record as saying that his party was insisting on Mr. Ramjattan being accepted as Granger’s prime ministerial running mate and that his party would not relinquish parliamentary seats. Mr. Gaskin has also said that AFC has also told APNU that it was willing to give a written assurance that it is not interested in the presidency if Mr. Granger is no longer unable to continue in office.

Ramjattan, who is Minister of Public Security, is currently acting Prime Minister in the absence of Moses Nagamootoo. There has been some resistance to Ramjattan in the PNCR camp.

It is unclear what will be Ramjattan’s portfolio of responsibilities if he is sworn in as Prime Minister should the APNU+AFC coalition win the March 2020 elections.

Nagamootoo is currently responsible for governance, parliamentary affairs, the State media and broadcasting except for spectrum management.

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Statements coming out of both parties are meant to reduce public suspicion of a serious rift in the coalition. The AFC will look really finished if they are not given the PM position.  The PNC might go along with the AFC's demand.

Stark reality is staring APNU and the AFC squarely in the face. Without APNU the AFC will be shamefully humiliated in upcoming general & regional elections. And without the AFC the PNC-dominated APNU will have to re-occupy their opposition seats in the National Assembly. By retaining the Coalition both groups are hoping for a repeat of their 2015 electoral victory.

VishMahabir posted:

Granger likely to accept Ramjattan as general elections running mate

FLASH BACK: President David Granger and Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan. In the background is then Minister of State, Joseph Harmon.

Nagamootoo is currently responsible for governance, parliamentary affairs, the State media and broadcasting except for spectrum management.

Only on paper; the one in the light-brown suit effectively directs/manages Paggalatootoo and all others from the AFC. 

Gilbakka posted:

Stark reality is staring APNU and the AFC squarely in the face. Without APNU the AFC will be shamefully humiliated in upcoming general & regional elections. And without the AFC the PNC-dominated APNU will have to re-occupy their opposition seats in the National Assembly. By retaining the Coalition both groups are hoping for a repeat of their 2015 electoral victory.

Great analysis. the KFC is only good to fry chicken but the PNC is scare of the PPP so they hoping by some miracle KFC will be of help.

Granger, Ramjattan meet on new Coalition accord; AFC agrees to resume talks with APNU

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The Alliance For Change (AFC) has agreed to resume talks with the multi-party bloc APNU following a meeting between the party leaders on Thursday.

Talks on an enhanced coalition accord between APNU and the AFC were stalled over the selection of a Prime Ministerial Candidate for the upcoming General and Regional Elections.

The AFC, which, according to the current accord, is responsible for the selection of the Prime Ministerial Candidate, has selected its Leader Khemraj Ramjattan to run for the post.

President David Granger –leader of the APNU –and Ramjattan who is currently acting as Prime Minister, met at State House at 11:00hrs on  Thursday.

They were accompanied by Minister of Public Health and Chairman of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) Volda Lawrence and AFC General Secretary, David Patterson.

Ramjattan left the venue without offering any comment.

(L-R) Minister of Public Health and Chairman of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) Volda Lawrence and AFC General Secretary, David Patterson speaking with the media after meeting with the party leaders on October 31

Following the meeting which lasted for one hour, Lawrence told the media that “the meeting was very good.”

Lawrence who is on the APNU team for the revision of the Accord said “we had some bumps in the road and so we came to the two ‘papa’, the two leaders, and we have been able to have had a very good meeting with them and they’ve sent us back to do the task that they’ve given to us.”

Patterson said “progress has been made” but refused to answer questions about direct engagements on the Prime Ministerial Candidate.

“Both sides have some work to and we have agreed we will do the work as soon as possible,” he added.

The AFC had said it will not continue engagements unless it gets the APNU’s support for Ramjattan as the Coalition PM candidate.

Pressed on whether this was dealt with, Patterson said “progress has been made…progress as defined by the Webster Dictionary…that you have moved forward,” but he refused to give any further comment.

Asked whether the coalition will remain as one, Lawrence said “we’ll always be one, never severed,” as she climbed into her vehicle and departed State House, Carmichael Street, Georgetown.

President Granger recently stated that a Prime Ministerial Candidate can come from any one of the six parties which make up the coalition.

The AFC on August 12 announced that the coalition partners are reviewing the accord which brought them together before the 2015 General and Regional Elections.

The process was expected to be completed by September 09 but due to disagreements, this was not possible.

 

 

Dave posted:

Granger, Ramjattan meet on new Coalition accord; AFC agrees to resume talks with APNU

The Alliance For Change (AFC) has agreed to resume talks with the multi-party bloc APNU following a meeting between the party leaders on Thursday.

President Granger recently stated that a Prime Ministerial Candidate can come from any one of the six parties which make up the coalition.

Perhaps Jhaattt an' addas do nat hunderstand dis part ah the agreement.

Gilbakka posted:

Stark reality is staring APNU and the AFC squarely in the face. Without APNU the AFC will be shamefully humiliated in upcoming general & regional elections. And without the AFC the PNC-dominated APNU will have to re-occupy their opposition seats in the National Assembly. By retaining the Coalition both groups are hoping for a repeat of their 2015 electoral victory.

Still wouldn't happen unless the PNC dominated Coalition rig as they are famous for.

VishMahabir posted:

Granger likely to accept Ramjattan as general elections running mate

 

FLASH BACK: President David Granger and Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan. In the background is then Minister of State, Joseph Harmon.

Alliance For Change (AFC) Leader, Khemraj Ramjattan on Thursday looked set to be accepted by President David Granger as his running mate for the March 2020 general elections, high-level sources said.

The sources indicated that the AFC was unlikely to give up any seats in the 65-seat National Assembly in exchange for Ramjattan being accepted as the prime ministerial candidate.

 

Mr. Ramjattan and Mr. Granger met along with Chief Negotiator for the People’s National Congress Reform-controlled  A Partnership for National Unity, Volda Lawrence and her AFC counterpart, David Patterson.

Ms. Lawrence and Mr. Patterson emerged from the meeting with an air of optimism that their differences would be settled. Patterson was not prepared to say more than “progress” was made in the talks, while Lawrence said APNU and AFC were virtually inseparable despite a number of “bumps in the road”.

“Both sides have some work to do and we have agreed that we will do the work as soon as possible so we have given ourselves some time-frames and we are both committed to work to those time-frames so the outtake of the meeting is progress,” Mr. Patterson said. “We have always been one, we never severed, the Siamese twins remain,” she added.

The APNU and AFC negotiators are expected to meet as early as Friday.

AFC negotiator, Dominic Gaskin is on record as saying that his party was insisting on Mr. Ramjattan being accepted as Granger’s prime ministerial running mate and that his party would not relinquish parliamentary seats. Mr. Gaskin has also said that AFC has also told APNU that it was willing to give a written assurance that it is not interested in the presidency if Mr. Granger is no longer unable to continue in office.

Ramjattan, who is Minister of Public Security, is currently acting Prime Minister in the absence of Moses Nagamootoo. There has been some resistance to Ramjattan in the PNCR camp.

It is unclear what will be Ramjattan’s portfolio of responsibilities if he is sworn in as Prime Minister should the APNU+AFC coalition win the March 2020 elections.

Nagamootoo is currently responsible for governance, parliamentary affairs, the State media and broadcasting except for spectrum management.

PNC already have someone in mind, but not Rumjaat.

Sean posted:
Baseman posted:
Dave posted:

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Sheer wutlissness heh on display!!

Looking London, Going Tokyo. 

Nemmakaram Kanwa !

Come on, Sean. Find fault with the man's politics, not with his physical features.

Sean posted:

Ok Gil, I withdraw those statements. 

Two examples already today where Indians prove that they can be contrite. Don’t find that from blacks. Instead they insist on doing bad and evil things and follow them up with insisting that people excuse their actions. Sometimes they even demand being compensated for their bad behavior by insisting that others are responsible for their actions.

Me don't even wuk pun Friday but meh alreddy did some review/analyses from home because me is wan dedicated employee. Plus meh have tuh mek up fuh all dat time meh tief all week fuh deh pun GNI 24/7/365. 

ksazma posted:

Me don't even wuk pun Friday but meh alreddy did some review/analyses from home because me is wan dedicated employee. Plus meh have tuh mek up fuh all dat time meh tief all week fuh deh pun GNI 24/7/365. 

Hopefully you aren't using company equipment as you engage in your Indo KKK rants.  Your screams about blacks will likely get you fired.

caribny posted:
ksazma posted:

Me don't even wuk pun Friday but meh alreddy did some review/analyses from home because me is wan dedicated employee. Plus meh have tuh mek up fuh all dat time meh tief all week fuh deh pun GNI 24/7/365. 

Hopefully you aren't using company equipment as you engage in your Indo KKK rants.  Your screams about blacks will likely get you fired.

Banna, I don't know about your experience about being fired but I have never been fired in the 40 years that I have been in the workforce. My work record goes as such showing me leaving all my jobs for good reasons and on my own terms.

1979 - 1987 - Then left Guyana

1987 - 1987 - Left New York for Guyana to get married then went to Miami

1988 - 1988 - Left Miami for Guyana then moved to Los Angeles

1989 - 1994 - Left Los Angeles to move to South Florida. Didn't want to start working right away so did nothing between 1994 & 1995

1995 - 2013 - Left for current job

2013 - current

I am actually well liked at my company (as well as previous ones). I have very good work habits and do deliver high quality work. Plus I am only harsh with you and those two other fools because you condone the black racism and violence in Guyana. While you may not want to hear it, my comments about blacks are accurate. I don't succumb to anyone, especially if I deem them irrelevant.

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