Sunday 29 November, 2020

Live Blog: Guyana Elections 2020

Guyanese are going to the polls today in what many have described as a crucial General Elections for the oil-rich country. 

Eleven parties are contesting the elections but polls suggest that the race is between the ruling A Partnership for National Unity+ Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) coalition and the Peoples Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C).

These elections were triggered in December 2018 after the APNU+AFC lost its one-seat majority in Parliament when MP Charandas Persaud voted to support the PPP/C’s Motion of No Confidence against President David Granger.

The elections were due in 2019 but court cases prevent it from taking place within three months.

Loop is on the ground in Guyana to report on the elections.

Follow our live blog for all the details.

 

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