The United National Congress (UNC) is calling on the Elections And Boundaries Commission (EBC) to launch a probe into what it says are abnormalities with voter lists in four marginal parliamentary constituencies.
In an official statement, the UNC says it had been conducting its own house to house examination of the list of registered voters in each constituency, meeting each voter in person.
Opposition Member of Parliament, Dr Roodal Moonilal, is calling on the Finance Minister to clarify the wage increase for both CEPEP and URP workers.
During the Finance Minister’s 2020 Budget Presentation last Monday, Government explained that these workers' wage increase takes into account the new cap for the Minimum Wage.
However, Dr Moonilal says this explanation has raised more questions than provided answers.
Political analyst, Dr Winford James, is predicting that this year will see a higher than normal turnout for the local government elections.
According to Dr James, voter participation in the last local government election was at roughly 34 percent. He notes, though, that having two major elections so close together will impact voter participation. He says people also will be going to the polls because of how they feel about the Rowley administration, as well as any momentum which the UNC can generate for itself.
The Elections and Boundaries Commission says it cannot accede to a request from the government to consider name changes for three electoral seats for the 2020 General Election because the 2019 report on the Review of Constituency Boundaries is now before the Parliament.
Former chairman of the Elections and Boundaries Commission (EBC), Dr Norbert Masson has died.
The announcement was made via a statement by the EBC today.
The statement said: "It is with great sadness that the Elections and Boundaries Commission announces the passing of its former Chairman, Dr. Norbert Joseph Masson.
Dr. Masson succumbed to illness at 9:15 a.m. today.
Dr. Masson served this organisation with distinction both as a Member of the Commission and as its Chairman for a total of twenty-nine (29) years.