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Daily Archives: March 20, 2020

Granger commits to free and fair elections, amid international outcry

Amid widespread international and local criticism and threats of sanctions due to suspected electoral fraud, President David Granger on Friday said he was committed to free and fair elections. “I have maintained that the electoral process must be credible. Free and fair elections are essential to representative democracy,” he said in a statement. Friday marked 18 days since Guyanese went ...

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Carter Centre election observer mission leaves Guyana after criticising APNU+AFC, PPP supporters

The United States-headquartered Carter Centre’s election observation mission on Friday left Guyana, saying the electoral process has so far ground to a halt and the security environment in the country has declined. “The Carter Center made the difficult decision to have the team leave Guyana earlier today after weighing a combination of factors, including the absence of an ongoing electoral ...

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GECOM returns ballot boxes to headquarters from planned national recount centre

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Friday began returning shipping container loads of ballots to its headquarters at High and Cowan streets, Kingston, Georgetown, raising concerns that the law was being violated because political parties were not informed about the movement of the ballot boxes. GECOM’s spokeswoman, Yolanda Warde did not respond to questions about the movement of the boxes ...

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Jagdeo, three small parties now parties in case against recount

The High Court on Friday admitted Representative of the People’s Progressive Party’s (PPP) list of candidates, Bharrat Jagdeo and the three small joinder political parties as interested parties in a judicial review of decision to recount ballots of this month’s general and regional elections. The three parties that contested separately with the intention of having their votes added are A ...

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