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CARICOM-supervised national vote recount likely begins Monday

The national recount of votes in Guyana’s general elections, under the supervision of a Caribbean Community (Caricom) team is expected to begin on Monday now that the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) and the regional organisation settled on the terms of reference, election commissioners said late Sunday night. One of the pro-government commissioners, Vincent Alexander said the Caricom recount supervision team’s ...

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Granger says GECOM-CARICOM recount accord needed; Jagdeo suspicious

President David Granger Sunday afternoon said the Caribbean Community’s  (Caricom) supervision of a national recount of votes cast in the March 2, 2020 general elections depends on an agreement between that regional organisation and the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), a move that Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo sees as a sinister plot. “I am not sure that they want to delay ...

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UPDATE: GECOM to meet at 2 pm to officially approve national recount of votes

The seven-member Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) will Sunday afternoon meet to discuss and decide on a national recount of the votes cast at the March 2, 2020 general elections. The meeting comes hours after Guyana’s Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo reportedly participated in a meeting on Sunday with the Chairman of CARICOM, Barbados Prime Minister, Mia Mottley. News-Talk Radio Guyana/Demerara Waves ...

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CARICOM team awaits GECOM approval to supervise national recount; ballot boxes being moved to central location

As the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Sunday morning began moving ballot boxes to its Kingston headquarters, the Caribbean Community (Caricom) independent team was awaiting approval from the commission to supervise the national recount, sources said. Sources said the Commission was awaiting word from GECOM Chairmam, Claudette Singh to convene a meeting later Sunday to formally grant approval for the recount. ...

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GECOM considers national recount of votes cast

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is considering an agreement by Guyana’s two major political leaders for a total national recount of votes cast in the March 2, 2020 general elections under the supervision of a Caribbean Community (Caricom) team. “The proposition is for a national recount,” Election Commissioner, Vincent Alexander told reporters. Caricom Secretary General Irwin La Rocque said Caricom ...

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Granger asks CARICOM to oversee national recount of all votes

A Caribbean Community ( CARICOM) team is preparing to come to Guyana to supervise the recount of ballots cast countrywide, after the controversial tabulation and declaration showed President David Granger is the winner. Following is the statement by CARICOM Chairperson, Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley: Many of you are aware that I led a high-level team of Caribbean Prime Ministers ...

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GECOM declares APNU+AFC winner of Region Four from questionable process

The Guyana Elections Commission’s (GECOM’s) Returning Officer, Clairmont Mingo late Friday night declared A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) the winner of the general and regional elections in Region Four. Mingo said APNU+AFC won 136,057 and the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) 77,231, while the Regional Elections saw APNU+AFC getting 130,289 and the PPP 74,827. The Region Four results ...

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ACDA calls on western nations to stop recolonisation, intervention in Guyana’s electoral process

The African Cultural and Development Association (ACDA) on Friday accused western diplomats of aligning with the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) against the interests of Afro-Guyanese. “This peculiar recolonization effort is displayed in the relentless attempts of some Ambassadors to keep African Guyanese under the control of foreign sovereigns. This view is evidenced by the known fact that one of the ...

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OAS election observer mission pulls out of Guyana, saying results unlikely to gain public confidence

The Organisation of American States (OAS) election observer mission on Friday said it would be pulling out of Guyana because the tabulation process for Region Four is unlikely to produce overall results that are widely accepted. “The process employed by the Returning Officer for Region 4 is not transparent and, based on the numbers that have emanated since the process ...

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