Guyana: Chief Justice overrules constitutional two-term limit for the president
By 13 July 2015
Bharrat Jagdeo, former president of Guyana [photo credit: Andres Leighton/AP]
<p>Chief Justice Ian Chang in a High Court ruling yesterday, overruled the limitation specified in Act 17 of 2001, which purports to amend the Constitution, allowing a person elected as President only two terms in office. <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">The CJ’s ruling is in relation to a constitutional challenge brought by Georgetown resident Cedric Richardson, who sought the court’s interpretation of the provisions in the Constitution regarding the two-term limit for Guyana’s presidency. </span><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">The Constitutional challenge was filed last February by Attorneys-at-Law Emily Dodson and Shawn Allicock, on behalf of Richardson. </span><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">The applicant argued that Act No.
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