Statement on the postponement of the sitting of the National Assembly

Government of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana
Media release
For immediate release
Friday, November 16, 2018

Statement on the postponement of the sitting of the National Assembly

The Government of Guyana requested a postponement of the scheduled sitting of the National Assembly from today, Friday, November 16th to Monday November 19th.

The Clerk of the National Assembly has confirmed that the sitting will be held on Monday next and all Members of Parliament have been formally notified.

Given the submission of a Motion of No Confidence yesterday, the Government felt it necessary and urgent to convene a meeting to apprise and brief all Members of Parliament.

There is precedent, going back to 2011 and 2012 for the request for postponement. Under the PPP government, four requests were made for postponement without explanation.

Given its majority in Parliament the Coalition Government of Guyana is confident that the motion of no confidence will be solidly defeated.
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Members of Parliament meeting to discuss the postponement of the sitting of the National Assembly

Members of Parliament meeting to discuss the postponement of the sitting of the National Assembly

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