This election is unique because a combined Opposition of Blacks, East Indians, Amerindians and Douglas (mixed raced), under the umbrella of the APNU and AFC, have formed a coalition to oust President Donald Ramotar and his ruling People’s Progressive Party’s (PPP) which has been in power for the past 23 years. The PPP (People’s Progressive Party) has been accused of rampant corruption, nepotism, political victimization, human rights abuse and withholding local elections for two decades.
At the final rallies on Saturday night the PPPC like APNU and AFC have urged their supporters to go out early, cast their votes and be vigilant
Previous elections have been marred by voter padding and violence in the streets. The APNU AFC coalition have been urging their supporters to show restraint. They claim that their supporters are angry with the Government.
The Coalition has pushed Education, Security and empowerment of youth and women on their campaign trail.
President Donald Ramoutar informed his supporters that if he was re-elected there would be major infrastructural upgrades in key industries.