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Granger wants “bogus votes” removed

Presidential candidate for A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) , David Granger on Friday night announced that his coalition wants the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to subtract fake votes such as those allegedly cast in the names of overseas people. “We are also committed to ensuring that every legitimate vote is counted but at the same time, we’re ...

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APNU+AFC wants irregularities removed or election scrapped; PPP says GECOM has no legal power to do so

The incumbent A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) wants the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to validate some ballots or scrap the election altogether, but the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Friday insisted that that and other suggestions are not possible under the constitutional and law. “GECOM has the authority to investigate and to deal with the irregularities, either ...

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APNU+AFC, PNCR call on CARICOM Chairman to rubbish Ralph Gonsalves’ statement on vote recount

The incumbent A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) on Thursday called on the Chairman of the Caribbean Community ( CARICOM), Barbados’ Prime Minister, Mia Mottley to state her position on Guyana’s national vote recount. The incumbent coalition issued the call one day after incoming CARICOM Chairman, St. Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister, Ralph Gonsalves said the recount ...

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Court contempt case against GECOM Returning Officer Mingo withdrawn because of “insufficient evidence” ; Anil Nandlall escapes hefty wasted cost

Chief Justice, Roxane George-Wiltshire on Friday awarded costs totalling GYD$450,000 to the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Officer, Retired Justice Claudette Singh and Region Four Returning Officer , Clairmont Mingo after the plaintiff’s lawyer, Anil Nandlall, withdrew the contempt of court case against Mingo. That’s because  lawyers  representing the now dead plaintiff, Reeaz Holladar withdrew the case because of insufficient ...

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“We are not on a witch-hunt”-Irfaan Ali; political appointees “will have to face the music”- Juan Edghill

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) is assuring that Police Commissioner and other top officers would not be fired should that party be officially declared winner of the March 2, 2020 general and regional elections. PPP presidential candidate, Dr. Irfaan Ali, speaking with reporters, assured that government employees would not be targeted if he and his political organisation are declared the ...

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Incoming CARICOM Chairman says GECOM must use recount results

In the face of virtually no concerns about Guyana’s election machinery and actual casting of votes on March 2, 2020, Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Ralph Gonsalves said the controversy over the polls was settled at the accurate recount of the the ballots and those results should be used to declare the results of the elections. Gonsalves, ...

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Jagdeo says Irfaan Ali is constitutionally “deemed” President; no reference to Chief Elections Officer

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo on Wednesday said Guyana’s constitution clearly provides for the People’s Progressive Party’s presidential candidate, Dr. Irfaan Ali to be declared President. “It has already been established now that the PPP’s list has the most votes and, therefore, Irfaan Ali is already deemed the President of Guyana. It’s awaiting that section of the Constitution  which says that ...

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Granger’s slow, ineffective decision-making cost APNU+AFC elections- Caribbean pollster

President David Granger’s indecisive style rather than a bloated list appeared to have cost his incumbent  A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) the recent general elections, if the recount results are anything to go by, according to Political Scientist and Caribbean pollster, Peter Wickham. Wickham, who heads the Caribbean Development Research Services (CADRES), believed that the coalition should ...

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GECOM should force interim power-sharing compromise to fix electoral system- Henry Jeffrey

The Chancellor of the Judiciary, Justice Yonette Cummings-Edwards should be asked by the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Retired Justice Claudette Singh to head an interim power-sharing administration to fix the electoral machinery and hold fresh elections in 18 months, political scientist Dr. Henry Jeffrey recommended. He believed that GECOM has the “power” to force a compromise between ...

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PODCAST: “What is The Way Forward After The Recount:- Challenges, Solutions and Opportunities?” 

The National Recount of Votes cast in the March 2, 2020 general and regional elections ended on Monday, 8th June, 2o20. As we recall, President David Granger and Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo agreed to a total national recount after raging controversy over claims of electoral fraud during the tabulation of the votes. At the end of the 33 day-long exercise ...

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