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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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GECOM explores establishing more recount workstations

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Tuesday began exploring the establishment of more workstations to help speed up the recount of votes cast in the March 2, 2020 general and regional elections,officials said. GECOM spokeswoman, Yolanda Warde said the seven-member body agreed to invite Public Health officials for advice on the proposed areas for the new workstations, in light of ...

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GECOM to review vote recount deadline, handling of unproven allegations

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) will Tuesday meet to discuss, among other things, a possible extension of the deadline for the recount of votes cast in the March 2, 2020 general and regional elections and address opposition concerns about observations that have drawn stiff objections from the private sector and the opposition. “We are going to meet to review what ...

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APNU+AFC says “clear and unmistakable patterns” of PPP-engineered voter irregularities; GECOM yet to analyse coalition charges

Less that one week after President David Granger said the March 2, 2020 general elections were “free, fair and orderly”, his incumbent A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) has charged that the national recount of votes cast in the March 2, 2020 general and regional elections is uncovering massive irregularities. But the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) could not ...

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GECOM abandons plan to ban cell-phones at recount centre- PPP

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Sunday said the administration of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) aborted an overnight plan to ban cellular phones at the 10 workstations where the national recount of votes is taking place. Party Executive Member, Anil Nandlall said GECOM’s Deputy Chief Elections Officer, Roxanne Myers had arranged for ‘No Cell Phone’ signs to be posted ...

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No comparison of recount results with Mingo’s Region Four declaration- GECOM’s Alexander

Elections Commissioner, Vincent Alexander has brushed aside any suggestions of comparing the results from the national recount of votes in the May 2, 2920 general elections with the controversial declaration made by Region Four Returning Officer, Clairmont Mingo. As the recount proceeds, the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has been posting spreadsheets claiming that Mingo’s declarations were inflated in favour ...

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