Guyana’s government to fight no-confidence motion
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) — Government officials in Guyana are refusing to resign and say they will fight a recent no-confidence motion that is forcing new elections in the South American country by March.
Attorney General Basil Williams said Monday that the administration of President David Granger will submit a legal brief arguing that the Dec. 21 motion was passed with 33 votes instead of the 34 majority votes he contends are needed. Granger still has nearly two years left in his constitutional term.
The 65-member assembly is expected to meet on Thursday to debate the brief. A lawmaker for the ruling coalition who voted in favor of the no-confidence motion has since fled to Canada.
The vote comes as Guyana prepares to become an oil producer.