The ethnic compartmentalization of Guyana’s population has been published. [The report is at the end of this article.]
The outlay is not only interesting but deeply intriguing. The very first thing readers must and should know – the numbers are not equivalent to the voting age. For example, East Indians are just under 80,000 more than African Guyanese. But that doesn’t mean there are 80,000 more Indian voters than African voters. It is definite that when you break down the age groups, there aren’t 80,000 more Indian voters than African voters.
The rising group in Guyana’s demography which the 2012 census revealed is the mixed race category. When the PPP’s Stalinist hierarchy analyzes the statistics, one wonders if there isn’t going to be cardiac arrest. The mixed race compartment in the electoral arena normally does not vote in large numbers for the PPP. The growing section along with the mixed race category is the Amerindians. A simple assessment should go like this; for the PPP to win a majority it has to collect the totality of Indian ballots with the Amerindians or the mixed race, or both, sending it over the 50 percent mark. Continue reading →