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WPA says will abide by court decision; condemns PPP for stoking unrest

The Working People’s Alliance (WPA) — one of the parties in the governing APNU+AFC coalition — on Tuesday said it would abide by the High Court’s ruling on whether the Region Four election results should be verified or declared, even as it reiterated its historical call for power-sharing. “In the circumstances WPA deliberately refrains from commenting on the matters before ...

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Caricom leaders head to Guyana to mediate in post-elections unrest

Days after saying the 15-nation Caribbean Community (Caricom) was ready to mediate in an election-related political dispute that saw an outbreak of unrest and violence, Chairperson, Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley will be leading a delegation of regional leaders to Guyana on Wednesday. “In an effort to ease tension in the country and assist in arriving at a resolution to ...

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Granger deems PPP election results bogus, appeals for calm

Guyana’s caretaker President David Granger on Monday suggested that the main opposition’s claims that it won the March 2, 2020 general elections based on its Statements of Poll for District Four (Demerara-Mahaica) are false. Mr Granger appeared to side with the controversial declaration by the Guyana Elections Commission’s (GECOM) District Four Returning Officer, Clairmont Mingo that shows A Partnership for ...

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GECOM Chairman turns down PPP vote verification requests because issue before court

Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Retired Justice Claudette Singh has refused requests by the People’s Progressive Party for a restart of the verification of votes cast in Region Four before they are declared. Justice Singh has also refused the PPP’s request for a final count of the Region Four votes to begin immediately, all without prejudice to the ...

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High Court says can hear case against GECOM; agrees elections report must be scrapped

Chief Justice, Roxane George-Wiltshire on Sunday ruled that the High Court has jurisdiction to hear related cases involving several now “absolute” orders against the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) that results for Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) must not be declared unless they are verified using the same process as the other nine regions have. Sunday’s decision effectively puts a brake on the ...

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GECOM says will abide by laws, procedures

Even as the European Union (EU) said the electoral situation in Guyana has taken a “serious turn”, the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has signalled its intent to comply with the law to properly declare the results of the March 2 general elections. “While it is unfortunate how things have escalated, it is the intention of the Guyana Elections Commission to ...

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OPINION: Reach across the political divide

by Retired Major General Joseph Singh I hold no brief for any political party but am interested in working, like many others, towards achieving an outcome from the current 2020 Elections challenges, that may not satisfy everyone but which at the very least, complies with the Rule of Law and the Guyana Constitution, and one which is respectful of basic ...

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