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Daily Archives: May 12, 2015

Joint Services Chairman calls for calm, acceptance of official results

In the wake of Guyana’s two major political parties claiming victory in Monday’s general and regiona elections, the Chairman of the Joint Services, Brigadier Mark Phillips Tuesday night appealed for calm and respect the official announcement and declaration of results by the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). “The GECOM is the only institution by which we can get the official results ...

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OAS Electoral Observation Mission commends Guyana on electoral turnout at May 11, 2015 elections

The Electoral Observation Mission (EOM) of the Organization of American States (OAS), led by Senator Lisa Shoman from Belize, congratulates the citizens of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana for their participation in the electoral process reflected by the high percentage of voter turnout. The OAS/EOM team of 22 observers from 13 countries was present from the opening of the polls ...

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Carter Center Commends Guyana’s Election Process and urges patience as results are finalized

GEORGETOWN, GUYANA — On May 11, Guyanese citizens turned out in large numbers to cast their votes in what is probably the most important election since the watershed elections of 1992. Guyanese voters waited patiently in long lines from early in the morning until into the evening. All across the country, thousands of dedicated poll workers, party agents, and officials ...

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BREAKING: PPP also claims statistical victory in Monday’s election

The People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) is also claiming statistical victory in Monday’s general elections, less than one hour after its main opponent claimed that it was enjoying a commanding lead. PPPC Presidential Candidate, Donald Ramotar told a news conference at his party’s Freedom House headquarters that of the 2,213 Statements of Poll, his party has won 182, 664 votes ...

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Western diplomats urge Guyanese to await official election results

The heads of the American, British and Canadian diplomatic  missions  on Tuesday made a unified call for Guyanese to be patient with the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) as takes the time it needs deliver the official results the 2015 National and Regional Elections. The call came amidst criticisms that GECOM has, and continues to be tardy with the release of ...

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BREAKING: Opposition coalition claims victory in Monday’s elections with “commanding lead”

The coalition A Partnership for National Unity+ Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) Tuesday afternoon claimed victory in general and regional elections held one day earlier, despite calls by the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) and Western Nations for the parties to await the official announcement of the results. Coalition Presidential candidate, David Granger said that after  counting from 2,025 statements of poll, ...

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Announcement of preliminary elections to begin Tuesday evening; GECOM warns parties against claiming victory

by Zena Henry Even as the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) prepares to announce actual results at 6 PM Tuesday, May 12 its Chairman Dr. Steve Surujbally has warned political parties against claiming victory before the final results are declared. The body told media personnel during a press briefing at their media centre that they are in receipt of over 1,500 ...

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Private sector calls on political parties, police to take anti-violence measures

In the wake of the fiery violence that erupted Monday night in Sophia that left several vehicles burnt, the Private Sector Commission (PSC) on Tuesday called on political parties to rein in their supporters and asked police to probe the incidents. “The Private Sector Commission is disappointed at the sporadic outbreak of unrest and violence which followed a peaceful voting ...

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United States begs for peace, calm and acceptance of results

As the Guyana Election Commission (GECOM) handles the final leg of the election process, the local United States Embassy has reiterated appeals for calm and peace. The election body is in the process of tallying votes casted a day ago in the country’s General and Regional Election and the Embassy has pleaded for political parties and their supporters to accept ...

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Announcement of preliminary results postponed

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) was Monday night forced to postpone the release of preliminary results of the 2015 General and Regional Elections tonight owing to disturbances in and around the city. Earlier tonight GECOM Commissioner, Steve Surujbally, and Chief Elections Officer (CEO), Keith Lowenfield, promised to release numbers from polling stations from several regions on the coast at 11:00pm. ...

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