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BREAKING NEWS: APNU, AFC agree to coaliton

February 14th, 2015 | Tags: APNU AFC coalition general elections Guyana
Guyana‎'s two major opposition parties have agreed to form an alliance to contest the May 11, 2015 general and regional elections, according to well-placed sources. Photo: DEMWAVES

Guyana‎'s two major opposition parties have agreed to form an alliance to contest the May 11, 2015 general and regional elections, according to well-placed sources.

The sources intimatel‎y knowledgeable about the talks confirmed that David Granger of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) would be the presidential candidate. His prime ministerial running mate is Moses Nagamootoo of the Alliance For Change (AFC).

The major overnight sticking point of the percentage allocation of‎ cabinet posts appears to have been also resolved.

Up to after midnight Friday when the two sides met, AFC was holding on tenaciously to a 60/40 allocation in its favour.

Having given up on demanding the presidential candidacy, the AFC appeared to have succeeded in making other major demands in its quest to sell its long-held ambition to lead what it terms a pro-democracy alliance.

Up to the early hours of Saturday, the AFC appeared to have succeeded in getting other top posts including Head of the Presidential Secretariat, and the ministries of Home Affairs, Agriculture, Tourism and possibly Natural Resources.

The Guyana Trades Union Congress' (GTUC) General Secretary, Lincoln Lewis has since lashed out at AFC and APNU for attempting to subvert Guyana's constitution by agreeing that the Prime Minister would chair cabinet.

4 Responses to “BREAKING NEWS: APNU, AFC agree to coaliton”

  • qc (14/02/2015, 17:28) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    well now tis left for the VIP and PEP to do a joint thing
  • SR (15/02/2015, 06:54) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Needs to happen here!!!
  • voter (15/02/2015, 08:23) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Only in SKB the opposition going against opposition just to allow the ruling part to remain in power While PAM,CCM and PLP form Unity; the SKNLP and NRP are together but weakling NIP is in alliance with the the SKNLP under disguise,were once part of PAM but eating sour grapes at this moment. talking about integrity and still taking Duggie blood money to bring chaos to the Federation. They go into the strong holds of the pam part and back talk the entire unity team talk negatives about the members as to turn the hearts and minds of voters.As the electoral battle comes to a close tomorrow may the people have a peaceful and crime and incident free process.Search the hearts minds and soul of the people as they go to the polls and may they vote for the candidates of their choice and may it be your will the best teams win as this battle is not their but yours Lord .In Jesus precious name

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