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United States gov’t, congressmen demand that GECOM properly declare Region Four before new gov’t is sworn in

The United States (US) government and several members of the U. S. Congress piled pressure on Guyanese authorities over the questionable declaration of results for Region Four by the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). Acting Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, Michael Kozak urged candidates not to declare victory until questions surrounding transparency and ...

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Police fire teargas at PPP supporters at Lusignan as sporadic election-related disturbances break out in Berbice, Demerara; PPP appeals for calm

Police Friday afternoon fired teargas and broke up a protest at Lusignan, East Coast Demerara on Thursday. The police action followed the burning of a utility pole that was placed across the Lusignan Public Road. The decision by the police to disperse the crowd came after top leaders of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP)—Frank Anthony and Anil Nandlall—appealed to their ...

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International observers say declaration of election results hinges on legal verification of Region Four results

The international observer missions from the Commonwealth, the Organization of American States, the European Union, and The Carter Center Friday morning called for the resumption of tabulation of results for Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) in keeping with the law or the results for the March 2, 2020, elections cannot be declared. “The law requires that tabulation must be conducted in the ...

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Swearing in amid “credible allegations of electoral fraud” will deem Granger’s government “unconstitutional”-US, UK, Canada, EU

Even as High Court marshalls on Friday made efforts to serve court orders on top officials of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) officials for a verification of results for a key government stronghold illegal because they did not follow established rules, major western nations warned President David Granger of the A Partnership for National Unity + Alliance for Change (APNU+AFC) ...

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International, local pressure intensifies on GECOM to verify results before declaration

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is coming under intensified pressure to verify the results of Region Four — Demerara-Mahaica — before a declaration is made, as fears grow that there are plans to swear in the incumbent David Granger as President. United States Ambassador Sarah-Ann Lynch, United Kingdom High Commissioner Greg Quinn, Canadian High Commissioner Lilian Chatterjee, and the Ambassador ...

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High Court injunction against unverified Region Four statements of poll sets back election results declaration

Four days after general elections, Guyana’s High Court has ordered the country’s Elections Commission (GECOM) to verify results of District 4 after the Returning Officer went ahead and declared what many political parties regarded as unverified results on Thursday. Lawyers for the main opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) secured three injunctions against GECOM from declaring the results of the March ...

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Updated 5th March at 5:30pm: Declared 2020 regional election results

The Returning Officers have declared the election results for the votes cast in all ten administrative regions: District One (Barima-Waini), District Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), District Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara), District Four (Demerara-Mahaica), District Five (Mahaica-Berbice), District Six (East Berbice-Corentyne), District Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), District Eight (Potaro-Siparuni), District Nine (Upper Takatu-Upper Essequibo) and District Ten (Upper Demerara-Upper Berbice). The Regional votes mirror closely ...

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“I crave your indulgence” -Granger in appeal for patience for GECOM results declaration

Presidential candidate of the A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC), David Granger Wednesday night appealed for patience and calm until the Guyana Elections Commission gives the final results. He issued the appeal hours after meeting with representatives of the Carter Center Elections Observation Mission. “I am asking you to be patient,” he told supporters. Mr Granger said his ...

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Police cordon off streets around GECOM’s Region 4 office

Police early Thursday morning tightened security around the Ashmin’s Building on High and Hadfield streets in Georgetown, as part of preparations to keep protesters at bay. Police have blocked vehicles and pedestrians from passing by the Returning Office so they will be unable to head south along High Street or east along Hadfield Street. The Ashmin’s Building houses the Region ...

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Overnight GECOM staff stoppages snarl declaration of Region Four results

Four days after general and regional elections were held in Guyana, the declaration of results for Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica), the country’s largest administrative region, has suffered a major delay, although People’s Progressive Party (PPP) representatives were pre-dawn Thursday cautiously optimistic that the verification of results will begin by 9am or 10am. The delay was as a result of three work ...

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