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GEORGETOWN, Guyana (AP) — Guyana's two main opposition parties are deadlocked about who should be named speaker of the newly elected Parliament.

President Donald Ramotar has called Parliament to meet on Thursday. And the top two opposition parties agree that they need more time to resolve their disagreement over which of them should head the legislature.

Ramotar's party won the November 28 elections but fell just short of a majority in Parliament.

The Partnership for National Unity says it should have the speakership since it finished second with 26 seats, while the Alliance for Change won seven. Alliance spokesman Khemraj Ramjattan said today that it is his party's turn since the Partnership led the opposition in the past session.

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