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Guyanese President suspends parliament ahead of planned confidence vote

TOP STORY — Amid ongoing accusations by opposition parties of widespread corruption and outrage over the failure to hold local elections since 1994, President Donald Ramotar on Monday suspended parliament to avoid a vote of no-confidence by the combined opposition, the Alliance For Change (AFC) and A Partnership for National Unity (APNU).

Ramotar justified his action as a difficult one that is in the interest of Guyana, as he worked to reach an agreement with the opposition. Under the Guyanese Constitution, parliament can remain suspended for up to six months.

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