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2011 Elections Could See a Record Number of Political Parties in The Race

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With elections in Guyana constitutionally due in 2011, all eyes are on the Guyana elections commission and its preparations for the elections. GECOM appears to be getting ready for the polls. With all the work done for the local government elections that never came off, GECOM finds itself almost fully prepared for general elections. The commission is set to begin another round of public education pretty soon.
The 2011 elections could see a record number of political parties finding themselves in the race, many of them small parties that might have no impact on the two major political parties. Funding for the elections will be there and will be available.

The two major parties the PPP and the PNC are both in the process of picking their presidential candidates. On the PPP’s side 4 of the parties members are vying for the post, on the PNC’s side there are also 4 party members trying to become the presidential candidate post.
Meanwhile the AFC will meet this weekend for its congress and at that meeting. Party Chairman Khemraj Ramjattan is expected to be selected and embraced as that party’s Presidential Candidate for the elections.

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