Former Army Brigadier To Lead Guyana Opposition To Election


News Americas, Georgetown, Guyana, Weds. Mar. 2, 2011: Guyana’s election has yet to be called but a former Army Brigadier has been elected to lead the country’s main opposition party into the polls.

David Granger beat out former finance minister Carl Greenidge to take the primary last Saturday in a party election held by the Peoples National Congress Reform. The decision came on the third count of the ballots at today’s special PNCR congress.

PNCR party leader Robert Corbin did not run for election. Granger insisted: “It would be hard work but we have a team, we have workers in the field and I think by the time we’re ready to launch our campaign.”
Guyana’s election is constitutionally due this year.

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