The Alliance For Change believes that now that the Chair of the Guyana Elections Commission has pronounced on a timeline for elections, the Opposition PPP should return to the Parliament to extend the life of the government.
The Constitution of Guyana calls for elections to take place three months after the passage of a no-confidence motion or at a later time as agreed to by two-thirds of the National Assembly.
The Opposition would have to vote with the government to give it that two-thirds.
The Opposition has repeatedly said it will make no such move.
Meanwhile, on the heels of the joint statement from the American, British and European Union missions in Guyana that the Government is now in breach of the Constitution, the Alliance For Change, which is one of the parties in the coalition, is making it clear that the Government has not breached the Constitution.
At a press conference this midday, AFC Leader and Public Security Minister, Khemraj Ramjattan, said the Government has been upholding the Constitution and following the orders of the Court following the no-confidence motion.
He said while all types of interpretations will arise, the reality remains that the Caribbean Court of Justice and the local Courts refused to set any date for elections.
Ramjattan also pointed out that while the foreign missions may have accused the Government of breaching the Constitution, none of them claimed that the Government is illegal, which appears to be the position of the Opposition People’s Progressive Party.
Mr. Ramjattan said the statement by the US, UK and EU missions was unfortunate but the AFC respects their opinion.
President David Granger himself has said that he has not breached the Constitution and the foreign missions that have expressed an opinion should allow the Government of Guyana to handle the country’s political issues.