Harmon resigns as Opposition Leader 

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Joseph Harmon has resigned as the Leader of the Opposition Village Voice News has been reliably informed paving the way for Aubrey Norton – the Leader of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) – to take up the mantle. But Norton must first be sworn in as a Member of Parliament.

Harmon’s resignation comes one day after he signaled his intention to step down as the General Secretary of the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU). He is serving for a period of seven days, following which, is resignation will take effect.

It is unclear whether, he will remain a Member of Parliament. However, his resignation comes hours ahead of today’s sitting of the National Assembly, when the 2022 National Budget is expected to be presented by Finance Minister, Dr. Ashni Singh.

Importantly, his resignation as Opposition Leader comes approximately one month after the Central Executive Committee (CEC) of the PNCR – the largest party in the A Partnership for National Unity + Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) – voted to have its newly elected Leader, Norton, be appointed Leader of the Opposition.

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Though initial resistance, the call by the CEC, ignited discussions between the two leaders as well as former President David Granger – the Leader of the List of Representatives. Meetings with the coalition partner – AFC – were also held.

Notably, Granger, on Tuesday, also tender his resignation as Chairman of the APNU. He remains Leader of the List.



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