WPA repeats call for interim govt, end to political hostilities
Says it’s time for serious ‘third force’
Stabroek News
July 26, 2002

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The Office of the President feels that the initiatives of civil society following their meetings with President Bharrat Jagdeo on Tuesday present the most ideal opportunity so far to bring an end to the political impasse.

The President met with the Guyana Council of Churches (GCC) and a contingent comprising representatives of the Private Sector Commission (PSC), the Guyana Bar Association (GBA), and the Guyana Trades Union Congress (TUC) separately.

Cabinet secretary, Dr Roger Luncheon, told reporters on Wednesday that the GCC leaders were emphatic in their search for a resolution to the political conflict and a resumption of the dialogue process between President Bharrat Jagdeo and PNC/R Leader Desmond Hoyte. The talks were suspended by the PNC/R because it was unhappy with the way decisions taken were being implemented.

Luncheon said the President and the GCC representatives examined the issues underpinning the impasse and possible solutions.

He said the discussions with the other delegation were conducted in the context of the constitutional provision for shared governance.

Luncheon stated that the Office of the President felt the initiatives of both delegations were appreciated and represented sound ideas on the way forward.

Representatives of the GBA, the PSC and the TUC also met Hoyte on Wednesday.