Consolidated Hearings – Christopher Ram v The AG of Guyana, The Leader of the Opposition and Joseph Harmon, Bharrat Jagdeo v The AG of Guyana, Dr Barton Scotland and Joseph Harmon, and Charrandas Persaud v Compton Herbert Reid, Dr Barton Scotland, Bharrat Jagdeo and Joseph Harmon

2 May 2019
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May 10, 2019 09:00 - 15:00

On 21 December 2018, 33 of the 65 Members of the National Assembly of Guyana voted in favour of a no-confidence motion which meant that the President and Ministers of Government should resign and that elections must be held within three months. However, the Government later claimed that 34 votes were required and that one of the members who voted in favour of the motion, Mr. Charrandas Persaud, was ineligible to vote because he held dual citizenship. When the matter came before the Chief Justice in the High Court, she ruled that only 33 votes were required. However, on appeal to the Court of Appeal, it was held that 34 votes were required. The matter is now before the CCJ for final determination.