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Full Court to decide future of APNU+AFC candidate challenge to GECOM recount

The Full Court of the High Court will Tuesday determine the future of A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) candidate, Ulita Moore’s request for a judicial review of the Guyana Elections Commission’s (GECOM) decision to conduct a national recount of all votes cast in the March 2 general elections. Chief Justice, Roxane George-Wiltshire and Justice Naresh Harnanan—sitting as ...

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Jagdeo loses High Court arguments on jurisdiction to hear elections case

The High Court on Friday ruled that it can hear a request for a judicial review of a decision by the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to recount votes cast in the March 2 general elections. Lawyers for People’s Progressive Party Representative of Candidates List, Bharrat Jagdeo, however, applied for leave to appeal Justice Franklyn Holder’s decision that he has jurisdiction ...

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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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PPP’s Jagdeo asks High Court to find it cannot hear APNU+AFC candidate’s election case

Four days after the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) and several small political parties succeeded in joining a High Court case by an A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) candidate for a judicial review of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to order a recount of the votes cast in general elections earlier this month, the PPP said the court ...

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PPP wants High Court to uphold GECOM decision for vote recount; asks for Statements of Poll

Attorney-at-Law Anil Nandlall says the Guyana Elections Commission’s (GECOM) decision to conduct a national recount was legally made despite the fact that the ten District Returning Officers had already tabulated and declared their results. “Our case is, as set out in the affidavit, that GECOM has made a decision within its powers, a decision that is lawful, a decision that ...

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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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Chief Justice insists Statements of Poll be displayed during Region Four vote tabulation process

Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire Friday afternoon insisted that the Statements of Poll must be displayed during the tabulation process of the Region Four results in the March 2, 2020 general elections. She told the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) lawyer, Neil Boston that all that is required is for the Statements of Poll to be held up during the tabulation process. ...

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Chief Justice orders GECOM, PPP representatives to resolve concerns over tabulation process

Chief Justice, Roxane George-Wiltshire directed representatives of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) and the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) to meet and resolve a swirling controversy over the tabulation process. The judge, on an initial hearing of a contempt of court proceedings brought by the PPP against GECOM, made it clear that the Returning Officer can use whatever method he chooses ...

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APNU+AFC says contempt of court case against Region Four Returning Officer a PPP cover-up of fake poll statements, calls for “unimpeded” declaration of results

As the High Court prepares to hear the People’s Progressive Party’s (PPP) contempt case against the Region Four Returning Officer, Calirmont Mingo, A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) said this latest legal move should not be approved because it is a ruse to cover up bogus statements of poll (SOPs). “The PPP took the matter to court and ...

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