Date expected for local government elections in GuyanaNovember 19, 2015
Guyana’s Minister of Communities Ronald Bulkan is set to announce the date for the long overdue local government elections tomorrow morning. A release from the Ministry states that the Minister will be hosting a press conference to announce the date, which is expected to be in March or April 2016. Local government elections were last held in Guyana in 1994, and in recent years several protests have been made to call for the previous government to set a date for the elections. The new coalition government made a major campaign promise of restoring power to local democratic institutions through local government polls. On November 9, the Guyana Elections Commission commenced the Claims and Objections exercise for the elections. This exercise is a mandatory process leading up to the production of a Register of Voters.
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