Guyana President Ramotar Suspends Parliament

Guyana President Donald Ramontar has suspended Parliament.  (Photo Credit: Google Images)

Guyana President Donald Ramontar has suspended Parliament.
(Photo Credit: Google Images)

BBC is reporting that Guyana President Donald Ramotar invoked an obscure constitutional procedure to suspend parliament in order to avoid a vote of no confidence by opponents.  The author writes:

“He [President Ramotar] said in a statement he was disbanding the legislature with the hope that it might eventually ‘benefit our people’.

But his opponents accused the president of undermining democracy. Mr. Ramotar executed his decision as MPs returned for their first day of work after a two-month recess.

Under a constitutional tool known as ‘proroguing’, he said he would be able to suspend parliament for a maximum of six months.

The measure would allow the president’s administration to work with an opposition-controlled parliament without calling early elections, according to the Associated Press news agency.”

Opponents believe that the current government is recalcitrant and renegade.

Read more at BBC News.

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