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GECOM to decide on June 16 deadline for declaration

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) will Thursday begin talks on whether to declare results in the March 2, 2020 general and regional elections by June 16, 2020, a senior commission source said Thursday. None of the commissioners or GECOM’s spokeswoman, Yolanda Ward has briefed the media in recent days, but the source said the seven-member body would Thursday discuss all ...

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PPP’s Mark Phillips debunks Harmon’s claim that Disciplined Services votes not counted

The People’s Progressive Party’s (PPP) Prime Ministerial candidate, Retired Brigadier Mark Phillips on Wednesday rubbished claims by General Secretary of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), Retired Lt. Col. Joseph Harmon that opposition-aligned polling day officials rendered votes by the police, army and prison service invalid by not stamping them before they were mixed with civilian votes. “The Joint Services ...

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Former Customs Comptroller, Clarence Chue dies

Former Comptroller of Customs, Clarence Chue died on Wednesday at a city hospital. A relative, who confirmed his passing, said he was 70 years old. He was rushed to the Woodlands Hospital Wednesday afternoon where he succumbed. Chue had suffered a stroke several years ago. Chue’s career had  met a stormy end under the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) when he ...

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Next Guyana gov’t “will have to rule for the benefit of every Guyanese” -Britain

Britain says the next Guyana government emerging from the March 2, 2020 general elections after a “credible” vote recount will have to push ahead with further reforms of the constitution of this former British colony. “Whoever takes charge will have to rule for the benefit of every Guyanese citizen, undertaking whatever constitutional reforms necessary to ensure that happens,” British High ...

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Granger plays up importance of CARICOM report on recount

President David Granger seemed set to  place great weight on a report by a team of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) scrutineers in determining the outcome of general and regional elections held almost three months ago. The three scrutineers are actively involved in the recount process of the votes cast in the presidential, parliamentary and regional council elections. Speaking on the state-owned ...

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Nandlall, Harmon haggle over claims of fake ballots

General Secretary of  A Partnership for National Unity, Joseph Harmon’s claims that the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has stuffed ballot boxes with fake ballots has drawn a swift and sharp reaction from that party’s executive member, Anil Nandlall. In remarks to a select group of government-controlled  media, Harmon charged that among the list of PPP-engineered irregularities is the printing ...

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US calls on govt to respect general election results, credible recount; Granger stresses non-interference

The United States (US) is calling on the Guyana government to respect the outcome of the March 2, 2020 general elections and hoped that the recount still underway would be conducted in an acceptable manner. “We urge the government to respect the wishes of the voters, as peacefully expressed in the March 2 election. Any recount should be conducted in ...

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APNU+AFC sticking with 10 declarations; recount uncovers massive PPP fraud of 86,000 votes- Harmon

A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) on Monday signaled that it was sticking by the 10 declarations by the Returning Officers of the Guyana Elections Commission’s (GECOM) because the recount now its 18th day, has been uncovering massive fraud by the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), calling into question the credibility of 86,367 votes. “The declarations made and on ...

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