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Daily Archives: May 13, 2015

President Carter calls for release of Guyana’s election results

GEORGETOWN, GUYANA — Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter has urged Guyana’s election commission to release election results and called on political leaders to act responsibly. “I call on GECOM to urgently publicize all of the results that it has received and reviewed in Georgetown. Political leaders should act responsibly and allow GECOM to continue its work,” Carter said. “The law provides for ...

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APNU+AFC asks GECOM to stop ballot recounts; urges speedy declaration of results to avoid unrest

by Zena Henry and Chevy Devonish The A Partnership for National Unity+ Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) coalition hopes the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM will scrap a partial vote recount in several districts because of questions surrounding the legality of doing so. Demerara Waves Online News could not immediately confirm with senior GECOM officials whether they would give into the coalition’s ...

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GECOM begins recounting some ballots to address PPPC concerns

by Zena Henry and Chevy Devonish The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Wednesday  afternoon began recounting votes in three districts, following bitter complaint by the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) about alleged skullduggery. GECOM Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Keith Lowenfield says GECOM is going ahead with the partial recounts of ballots in regions/districts 1, 2 and 8.   The CEO confirmed ...

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Updated: GECOM to announce results that will show a trend; PPP wants partial recounts in all 10 regions

by Chevy Devonish and Denis Chabrol The People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) intends to ask for a partial recount of ballots in all 10 regions, according to Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Dr. Steve Surujbally. Surujbally,however, said results to be disseminated by 6PM Wednesday could show a trend towards who would have won the May 11, 2015 general elections. “”You will ...

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Is PPPC’s request for recount of some ballots legal?- Opposition

The A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) + Alliance for Change (AFC) coalition is rejecting the People Progressive Party Civic’s call for a recount of the ballots in regions/districts 1, 2 and 8. Sometime Tuesday night the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C) requested a recount of ballots “in areas where we had reports of a lot of (votes) being rejected ...

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Inflammatory rhetoric, use of State resources, timely result declaration among issues to make up Commonwealth report

Zena Henry Inflammatory statements made during the campaign trail, the unfair access to state resources are just a few of the election negatives that will be addressed when the Commonwealth observer group here presents their final report and recommendation to stakeholders of the 2015 General and Regional Election held two days ago. The mission told reporters during a press briefing ...

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PPPC requests ballot recount in three regions; official declaration delayed

The declaration of official results for general elections held earlier this week has been delayed and could be made by  Friday at the earliest because the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) has requested recounts in three regions/ districts. Chief Elections Officer of the Guyana Elections Commission, Keith Lowenfield  told Demerara Waves that the PPP has asked for recounts in Regions ...

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GECOM’s Official Preliminary General Results sent to media at 4:22 Tuesday afternoon

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Tuesday afternoon began releasing preliminary results of Monday’s general and regional elections. While both major political parties are claiming victory; the commission, international observers,  top American, British and Canadian diplomats stationed here have appealed to Guyanese to await the official results. The coalition A Partnership for National Unity+ Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) and the People’s ...

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Business community jittery; ABC diplomats urge normalcy

Top Western diplomats in Guyana say let businesses continue as several owners in Georgetown opted to keep their doors closed Tuesday owing to the unrest in Sophia last night.  Last evening several irate supporters of the opposition coalition burnt vehicles and blocked a main thoroughfare in that eastern Georgetown community as they came to believe that ballot boxes were being ...

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