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Suriname president poised win general election according to polls

Suriname president poised win general election according to polls

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President Desi Bouterse campaigning in 2010

By Ray Chickrie – Caribbean News Now contributor

PARAMARIBO, Suriname — Suriname will elect a new president and a 51-member national assembly on Monday when the country goes to the polls. Twenty-five political parties are registered to contest the election. Incumbent President Desi Bouterse is leading the poll and could easily capture a plurality of the seats in the assembly, which could put him in office for another five years, according several pollsters, Stichting Enquête Statistiek en Onderzoek Suriname (SESOS) and De Hond.

The president is indirectly elected by the 51-member National Assembly of Suriname.

Bouterse’s National Democratic Party (NDP) is poised to win Monday’s election. The NDP is the only multi-ethnic party in the country and Bouterse has been able to capitalize on this diversity.    Continue reading

David Granger: Portrait of a Leader ; Addressing supporters 14 May ; Swearing in Ceremony 16 May 2015 – 3 videos

David Granger: Portrait of a Leader

Published on Apr 22, 2015

A short documentary (30 min.) which takes an intimate look at Guyana’s next President.
This is a first installment. A full-length documentary is planned for the near future.

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GUYANA – RECENT NEWS – 19 May 2015

 GUYANA – RECENT NEWS – 19 May 2015

  • Demerara WavesInvestigation to be launched into the alleged disappearance of NSC financial records – Demerara Waves http://bit.ly/1HfPSFM
  • Heavy rainfall washes away sections of Linden-Lethem road; traffic halted – Demerara Waves http://bit.ly/1cOck0J
  • Government set to “show off” at Independence Day activities – Demerara Waves http://bit.ly/1FxOeVd

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President Granger assures Indo – Guyanese of inclusivity

President Granger assures Indo – Guyanese of inclusivity

May 19, 2015 6:17 am   –  By Tracey Khan – Drakes

President David Granger

President David Granger

 [www.inewsguyana.com] –President David Granger has made it clear that the new APNU+AFC administration does not support the race baiting philosophy, which he says is being promoted by another political party to score cheap political points.

Responding to reports that the racial divide has intensified during and post elections, particularly on social media, the President noted that his administration is built on “national unity and inclusionary governance”, pointing out that his mission is to promote and work to achieve racial harmony in GuyanaContinue reading

Guyana Elections 2015: PPP/C calls for Dr Steve Surujbally to resign

PPP/C calls for Surujbally to resign

Stabroek News – 18 May 2015

Gecom imageKeeping up its barrage of attacks on the quality of last Monday’s general elections, the PPP/C today called for the resignation of the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission, Dr Steve Surujbally.

International observer groups and local bodies have given the elections a clean bill of health.

Reports are that the PPP/C, which lost the election by a narrow margin is preparing to file an election petition to challenge the results.

The PPP/C press release follows:   Continue reading

Guyana: Office of the President to be renamed; Harmon will be Minister of State

Office of the President to be renamed; Harmon will be Minister of State

  • Monday, 18 May 2015 21:33 – Written by 

Photo: President David Granger meeting staff of the Presidential SecretariatPresident David Granger meeting staff of the Presidential Secretariat

Granger told staffers at the Presidential Complex of his intentions when he met with them.

He stated that the new ministry will be headed by Lt. Col. Rt. Joseph Harmon, and explained that when Harmon enters the National Assembly, he will be designated the Minister of State, so he will be head, or the minister in charge of the Ministry of the Presidency.  Continue reading

PPP says international community sold elections for oil – Dr. Leslie Ramsammy

PPP says international community sold elections for oil

18 May 2015 20:33 –  Written by Zena Henry –   –  Comments

PPP says international community sold elections for oil

Expressing his non-acceptance of the 2015 results, Ramsammy on his Facebook page claimed that the “ Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) and the International Observers seemed more concerned about expediency of an early release of results than ensuring the integrity of the elections and securing the democratic rights of citizens.” Continue reading

GUYANA: RECENT NEWS – 18 May 2015

GUYANA: RECENT NEWS – 18 May 2015

Parliament Building - Georgetown Guyana

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GUYANA – RECENT NEWS – 17 May 2015

GUYANA – RECENT NEWS –  17 May 2015

Heavily armed police deployed to government ministries

17 May, 2015 – Heavily armed police deployed to government ministries

Less than one day after President David Granger was sworn in following the May 1…

Granger wants probe into Sophia unrest during elections night

17 May, 2015  Granger wants probe into Sophia unrest during elections night

by Zena Henry   –Leader of the A Partnership for National Unity + Alliance for Change…

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Swearing in of President David Granger – Capitol TV News video

SPECIAL REPORT: Swearing in of President David Granger

By Capitol TV News – Guyana

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