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Guyana opposition seeks court order against govt

Published:Wednesday | December 17, 2014 | 12:00 AM

GEORGETOWN (AP):

Guyana's main opposition party has asked a high court in the South American country to ban the administration of President Donald Ramotar from any spending that wasn't earlier approved by legislators.

The request comes over a month after Ramotar temporarily suspended the opposition-controlled National Assembly to avert a no-confidence vote.

The main opposition party, A Partnership for National Unity, said on Tuesday that the court has given Ramotar's government a week to answer the complaint.

Together with the Alliance for Change, the party has a one-seat majority in Parliament.

The National Assembly could remain suspended for up to six months under an unusual constitutional procedure Ramotar used.

Ramotar has said he will dissolve parliament altogether and would soon announce a date for elections. They must be held within three month following dissolution.