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President Ramotar says opposition is intoxicated with their majority in the National Assembly – 29th Nov 2012

The President has said he still wants to work with the opposition in the interest of the country but at the same time he said the opposition appears intoxicated with their majority in the National Assembly.

The President and his administration are not comfortable with that majority and they have been challenging a number of rulings made in the Assembly by heading to the court. In an interview with State-TV NCN on Wednesday, the President spoke about the efforts his Government has been making to reach out to the opposition.

The Opposition parties have said the administration is not serious about working together in the nation’s interest. The  tripartite talks have not been convened for months and the two sides have not been agreeing on much.

With attention now focused on budget preparations, the opposition parties intend to make a number of recommendations for the 2013 budget though they are not hopeful that their recommendations will be taken on board. The opposition earlier this year, used their majority to slash the budget, starving some state agencies of funding.

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