Guyana's newest opposition party nominates leader

AP News
Posted: Jun 24, 2011 5:50 PM
Guyana's newest opposition party nominates leader

Guyana's newest opposition party has picked a former army commander as its presidential candidate.

Sixty-five-year-old former Brig. Gen. David Granger will lead A Partnership for National Unity in national elections expected in December.

In a Friday announcement of Granger's candidacy the party also has asked its supporters to nominate candidates for prime minister and legislators for the 65-seat Parliament.

The party bills itself as multiracial and is seeking to unseat the East Indian-led governing People's Progressive Party, which is seeking a fifth consecutive five-year term. It also hopes to beat the Afro-dominated main opposition People's National Congress party.