JOINT OPPOSITION TO PURSUE BROAD PARTNERSHIP--PRESS RELEASE BY THE JOINT OPPOSITION POLITICAL PARTIES Wednesday 28 July 2010




The Joint Opposition Political Parties (JOPP), at its meeting held yesterday, 27 July 2010, decided to continue with its initiative to form a broad partnership to contest the next General Elections and will continue its consultations with all interested political parties, interest groups and organisations to achieve this objective.

The JOPP had agreed, at a previous meeting, to delay the process of consultation to await a definitive position from the National Executive Committee of the Alliance For Change (AFC), The meeting agreed that the future of the citizens of Guyana was too important, at this time, to put the process on hold. Consequently, the process would be advanced, notwithstanding the decision of the National Executive Committee of the AFC.

The consensus is that the development of Guyana and the future of its citizens demand urgent progressive action which must involve all who are concerned about Guyana. Among the groups to be consulted will be all interested political parties, trade unions, religious and cultural organisations, business organisations, professional organisations and other civil society groups.

A Technical Team, representing various stakeholders, has been authorised to continue the finalisation of a draft Statement of Principles to guide the broad partnership. This draft Statement of Principles will be the subject of discussion with interested parties during the process of consultation. The details, such as the structure and modalities of the proposed broad partnership, would be finalised with the full participation of all interested parties.

The public will be kept updated on progress.

Joint Opposition Political Parties
Wednesday 28 July 2010