Parties already lining up for Nomination Day; major changes expected in APNU+AFC list

Friday is Nomination Day for general elections that are less than 60 days away.

Already, parties are lining up outside Umana Yana in Kingston, Georgetown, where they will be submitting candidates from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday.

Traditionally, City Hall has been the seat for Nomination Day but due to the dilapidated condition of that building, the elections commission has decided to use Umana Yana.

Guyana Elections Commission spokeswoman, Yolanda Ward confirms that submission will be on a first come, first taken basis.

In the queue since early Thursday are smaller parties A New and United Guyana, United Republican Party and The New Movement.

Undoubtedly, Guyana’s two largest political organisations — A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) and the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) — are gearing up to march through the streets of Georgetown to Umana Yana.

APNU+AFC’s contingent is expected to move off from Parade Ground and the PPP’s from its Freedom House headquarters on Regent Street.

Nomination Day for the general and 10 regional administrative council elections are coming at a time when the political contest is heating up mainly between the incumbent APNU+AFC and the main opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC).

Insiders say several changes look set to happen in the APNU+AFC list of candidates and eventual ministerial appointments if the coalition wins the March elections.

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