Guyana Ruling Party Names Presidential Candidate

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News Americas, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Tues. April 5, 2011: Guyana’s ruling Peoples Progressive Party/Civic has officially nominated a presidential candidate for the general elections later this year.

The party selected Donald Ramotar, 60, as their candidate of choice to take the PPP/C into elections and hopefully replace Bharrat Jagdeo as head of state.

Ramotar served as the party’s general secretary since the late 1990s.

Guyana President Jagdeo is constitutionally barred from seeking a third term as president. No election date has been announced for the 2011 elections. The ruling People’s Progressive Party holds 36 of the 65 parliamentary seats.

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