Basdeo Panday, Patrick Manning and Winston Dookeran
By Dr. Kwame Nantambu
October 28, 2007
As TnT becomes fully embroiled in the 5th November general elections euphoria, some overt, scary symptoms of political immaturity seem to have gone astray in its body politic.
Indeed, while on the one hand, Calypsonian Winston “Gypsy” Peters is still being tarred and feathered for contesting elections on a UNC – Alliance ticket, on the other hand, one finds that in 2007, the political seas are calm, unruffled and smooth as Chutney artiste Heeralal Rampartap is contesting the same elections on a PNM ticket. What’s wrong with this picture?
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by Martin Daly
Sunday, October 28th 2007
We are one week away from the potentially catastrophic possibility that the PNM will win the general election on November 5, 2007, with a sufficient number of seats to have a special majority in the House of Representatives.
My concern is not whether the intention to use such a majority lurks somewhere in a secret draft constitution already finalised, waiting to pounce upon and replace important provisions in the existing Constitution, which secures our basic freedoms.The potential for catastrophe lies in our ignorance of the full intentions of Mr Manning prior to the election and what we can infer about those intentions from the statements and machinations of the outgoing administration. No one can be in any doubt that Mr. Manning wishes to replace the existing office of president with the new office of executive president.
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