VIEWS OF PRIME MINISTER JAGAN ON BRITISH GUIANA ELECTIONS

Created: 11/6/1964

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1. CHEDDIPRIME MINISTER OF BRITISH GUIANA AND LEADER OF THEROGRESSIVE PARTYIS VERY MUCH CONCERNED ABOUT THEROSPECTS IN FORTHCOMING BRITISH GUIANA ELECTIONS BECAUSE OF PROPORTIONAL REPRESENTATION AND ALLEGED HEAVY UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT SUPPORT OF FORBES BURNHAMN LEADER OF THE PEOPLEtS NATIONAL CONGRESS /PNC/. JAGAN CITES UNITED STATES-MANUFACTURED PNC CAMPAIGN BUTTONS AS EVIDENCE OF UNITED STATES SUPPORTN AND CLAIMS.THAT PRO-PNC ADVERTISING IN BRITISH GUIANA IS URITTEN IN THE UNITED STATES. JAGAN BELIEVES THAT THE PPP MAY LOSE THE ELECTIONS.

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JAGAN HAS NO DESIRE TOOALITION WITH THE PNC BECAUSE HE FEELS THAT BURNHAMUPPET Or THE UNITED STATES. JAGAN SAID THAT IF THE PPP LOSES THETHE PARTY WILL PROBABLY GO INTO OPPOSITION.

JAGAN CHIDED AFRICAN GOVERNMENTS FOR NOT SUPPORTING IN THE UNITED NATIONS BRITISH GUIANA DEMANDS FOR INDEPENDENCE. HOWEVERV JAGAN REALIZES THAT AFRICAN STATES ARE WITHHOLDING SUCH SUPPORT 3ECAUSE THEY ARE CONCERNED THAT NEGROES IN BRITISH GUIANA ARE NOT RECEIVING FULL POLITICAL RIGHTS. JAGAN EXPRESSED THE VIEW THAT NEGROES IN BRITISH GUIANA MIGHT ENGAGE IN WHOLESALE VIOLENCE.

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