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BREAKING: Guyana sharply rejects US requests for return of Carter Centre observers, reposes confidence in CARICOM team

The Guyana government on Friday sharply rejected the United States’ request for the return of Carter Center observers and a consultant from the International Republican Institute, citing travel restrictions due to  the COVID-19 virus and Guyana’s  equal confidence in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) team of scrutineers. ‘I take this opportunity to inform you and to iterate that the Caribbean Community ...

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Recount to be used to declare results- GECOM’s Vincent Alexander

Long-serving member of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Vincent Alexander on Thursday virtually ruled out the existing 10 declarations being used after the recount to determine a winner of the March 2, 2020 general elections. “In my considered opinion, all things being equal I don’t see us doing that,” when asked whether there was a chance that the politically divided ...

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Recount unofficially confirms PPP won Region One

The national recount of votes cast in general and regional elections more than two months ago on Thursday confirmed that the People’s Progressive Party’s (PPP) won in Region One (Barima-Waini). After the  contents of the so-called lone “wet box” were dried, GECOM counted the votes because the markings could be seen. The ballots were for a polling station at Kariako ...

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APNU+AFC to discuss alleged election fraud with GECOM

The governing coalition of A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) is Thursday afternoon expected to ask the seven-member Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) what would be done with instances of alleged fake votes, AFC General Secretary, David Patterson said. “We are going to ask GECOM how they intend to treat with all the issues we have brought up, all ...

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Chief of OAS Election Observer Mission “partisan”, Jagdeo’s “private house guest”- says Harmon

A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) Wednesday night sought to discredit a the Head of the Organisation of American States’ (OAS) Observer Mission to Guyana’s elections, Bruce Golding as “wholly partisan.” Golding, backed by results from the Statements of Poll and Statements of Recount that contradict the declaration by Region Four Returning Officer Clairmont Mingo, charged that he ...

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“I have never seen such a transparent effort to alter the results of an election,”- OAS Observer Mission Chief

The head of the Organisation of American States (OAS) mission that observed Guyana’s general and regional elections, Bruce Golding on Wednesday strongly suggested that the poll was being rigged at the declaration of results by the Elections Commission. He told a discussion at the OAS Permanent Council that so far showed variation in results from the ongoing recount compared to ...

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No evidence of fire at vote recount centre- Fire Chief

Fire fighters early Wednesday night found no evidence of fire, shortly after someone reported the smell of burning rubber at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre (ACCC), Fire Chief Marlon Gentle said. The Liliendaal, Greater Georgetown-based ACCC, the venue for the recount of general election votes, was checked by fire fighters and electricians from the Centre. “We found no evidence of ...

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Region Five recount likely to begin Thursday

The highest number of ballot boxes was  recounted yesterday, Day- 8 of the national recount of votes cast more than two months ago.. Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) spokeswoman Yolanda Ward confirmed that a total of 56 ballot boxes were recounted on Day eight, May 13, 2020. Counting stations supervisors were able to recount 15 boxes for region 1, eleven for ...

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Elections Commissioner denies assaulting doctor during temperature check; police called in

Police were Wednesday investigating an allegation that Elections Commissioner Robeson Benn assaulted a doctor at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre while she was checking his temperature. Benn confirmed to Demerara Waves Online News/ News-Talk Radio that police asked him to give a statement on the incident but he instead asked them to write and return with a statement for him ...

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“If each of the political parties genuinely believe it has won, then they should have no fear of the current recount”- CARICOM’s Representative to the OAS

IMMEDIATE MEDIA RELEASE STATEMENT OF CARICOM AMBASSADORS at the OAS (delivered by the Chair of the Group, Ambassador Noel Lynch of Barbados) on Wednesday, 13 May 2020 at a Meeting of the Permanent Council on the item: Update on the March 2, 2020 general elections in Guyana. A report by the Chief of the OAS Electoral Observation Mission His Excellency ...

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