Guyana Will See a Competitive Election in 2019 After CCJ Ruling


  • Guyana will see a competitive general election in 2019 after a Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) ruling upheld the December 2018 no-confidence vote against President David Granger’s A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) government.
  • Fitch Solutions expect the opposition People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP) is most likely to regain control of the government in the next election; however, we cannot rule out the possibility that Guyanese voters re-elect Granger.
  • Political risks will remain high in the coming months given sectarian tensions between the Indo-Guyanese and Afro-Guyanese communities and the likelihood of a close election.

 (Source: Fitch)