Submitted by Rickford Burke, PRESIDENT CARIBBEAN GUYANA INSTITUTE FOR DEMOCRACY (CGID)
Selection of Elisabeth Harper cannot conceal racism and corruption in the PPP’s DNA
Guyana’s ruling People’s Progressive Party’s (PPP) seems to have come down with schizophrenia over the merger of Guyana’s two main opposition parties, the APNU and AFC, and is in panic. The two opposition parties formed a coalition and will contest the May 11, 2015 general elections as a single party.
The PPP’s panic is not misplaced. The coalition portends an end of the racist and corrupt PPP regime. Combined, the APNU and AFC garnered a majority of votes in the last general elections held in 2011. Consequently they captured control of the Parliament, rendering the PPP a minority government.