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High Court will Sunday make important ruling concerning election results case

Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire will at 1:30 Sunday afternoon rule on whether she has jurisdiction to hear a case concerning High Court orders for the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to verify the Region Four election results before they are declared. With Monday being a holiday, she said the next court date could possibly be Tuesday depending on her decision on ...

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Chief Justice promises swift hearing of High Court orders for GECOM to verify votes before declaring results

Chief Justice, Roxane George-Wiltshire on Saturday, in an emergency High Court hearing, promised to swiftly consider a request by the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to throw out orders for it to verify Region Four results before making a declaration. “I will try to work as assiduously as possible…because, as you know, the nation awaits,” she said, even as she urged ...

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Protester shot dead while chopping policemen in Guyana post-election violence

A protester at Cotton Tree Public Road, West Coast Berbice, was shot dead by police after he was seen chopping two other policemen who fled after their ammunition ran out while trying to disperse People’s Progressive Party (PPP) supporters angered at the declaration of unverified results for Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica). “The ranks were then attacked by a group of men ...

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United Nations calls on GECOM to verify elections results

The United Nations (UN) on Friday called on the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to verify the Region Four results of Monday’s general and regional elections in keeping with the law. “We encourage the relevant Guyanese authorities to finalize the process in a manner which leaves no doubts as to the credibility of the results that reflect the will of the ...

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ACDA urges international community to back down from “irresponsible and unhelpful” statements

The African Cultural and Development Association (ACDA) on Friday called on key western nations and international observers to be cautious about the statements they have been issuing on the electoral situation in Guyana following the March 2, 2020 general and regional elections. ACDA noted that their statements were not contributing to a lowering of tensions in a country whose population ...

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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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