Guyana in political crisis after suspension of parliament

November 17, 2014 8:27 PM

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Guyana in political crisis after suspension of parliament

GEORGETOWN (Reuters) - - Guyana President Donald Ramotar's decision to suspend parliament to avoid a no-confidence motion against him has plunged the small former British colony into political crisis, as foes decry the president as a dictator.

Opposition parties, which have a small legislative majority, last week demanded a no-confidence vote to protest spending of some $22.5 million without parliamentary approval on items ranging from school stipends to an airport expansion project.

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