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Commonwealth Foreign Ministers press GECOM to recount votes or gov’t won’t be legitimate

The Commonwealth Group of Foreign Ministers has called on the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to ensure results of last month’s general elections are transparent and credible. “Ministers called upon the Guyana Elections Commission to immediately fulfill its constitutional mandate and ensure the sovereign right of the people of Guyana to duly elect their Government is respected through a transparent and ...

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Guyana remains a “sovereign State” -gov’t reacts to international community

Government on Saturday reacted to United States’ State Department summoning Guyana’s Ambassador to Washington over the credibility of general elections, saying that the country is a self-governing state that abides by the rule of law. “For the benefit of all international partners and friends, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to affirm that Guyana remains a sovereign state governed by ...

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U.S. State Dept summons Guyana’s Ambassador over election results

The United States Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemispheric Affairs, Michael Kozak on Thursday summoned Guyana’s Ambassador, Riyad Insanally to inform Guyana that a government sworn in based on non-credible results would be illegitimate. “On behalf of the U.S. government, today I summoned #Guyana Ambassador to the U.S. Riyad Insanally to convey our firm position that any government sworn ...

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APNU+AFC favours legal recount to stave off international sanctions

Wary of threats of international sanctions over electoral fraud, Guyana’s incumbent coalition A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) on Thursday said a recount of the votes cast in general elections earlier this month or an elections petition could settle concerns and forestall international sanctions. APNU+AFC campaign manager, Joseph Harmon also referred to an elections petition-related audit as one ...

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Britain warns of “serious consequences for those concerned” if election results are bogus

United Kingdom (UK) Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab on Tuesday warns that if a Guyana government is sworn in based on elections that are not credible, there will be “serious consequences for those concerned,” This is the second such stern warning in as many days from a key western nation. And, the United States National Security Council (NSC) says “The U.S. ...

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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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CARICOM team pulls out; PPP will deem APNU+AFC govt “illegal and illegitimate”, agitates for international sanctions

The opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Tuesday said if David Granger is sworn in as President for a second straight term under a cloud of questionable election results, his administration would be deemed “illegal and illegitimate” and will lobby the international community for sanctions. The PPP noted that earlier Tuesday United States (US) Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo remarked ...

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Update: Granger, Jagdeo may sign agreement tonight for vote recount in all 10 regions -sources

President David Granger and Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo are Monday night expected to sign an agreement containing the essence of their decisions and discussions after which the national recount of votes cast in the March 2, 2020 general elections is expected to begin, sources said. The well-placed sources said the agreement was necessary especially because the Chief Justice, Roxane George-Wiltshire ...

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Commonwealth, OAS welcome general elections vote recount

The Commonwealth and the Organisation of American States (OAS) have welcomed the decision by President David Granger to ask Caricom to help with supervising a national recount of votes cast in Guyana’s general elections earlier this month. The Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland says the leadership of President David Granger and Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo in coming to this agreement on ...

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