Guyana’s High Court could decide next month if the budget cuts imposed by the country’s two main opposition parties are constitutional.
The case comes after the two parties used their one-seat majority in the National Assembly to block the passage of the budget until the government adopted spending cuts that have been put at 20.9 Guyanese dollars.
The move has sparked fresh divisions over the balance of power in a country that is already dealing with strong ideological and ethnic divisions.
Attorney General Anil Nandlall argued in court yesterday that the opposition-controlled majority in the legislature could approve, but not amend the budget brought by the minister of finance.
After hearing arguments from both sides, the judges decided not to grant the Attorney General’s motion for an order to set aside the cuts.
The case has been adjourned until July 3.