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Private Sector Commission says total national recount “waste of time”

The Private Sector Commission (PSC), one of the local organisations that observed last month’s general elections, Monday night urged the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to abandon plans for a total national recount of the votes cast and instead focus on Region Four where a questionable tabulation and declared results were conducted. “It is the considered position of the PSC, after ...

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GECOM agrees to recall CARICOM team to “validate” recount; Chief Elections Officer to craft plan

The seven-member Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has agreed that a Caribbean Community (CARICOM) high-level team should return to “validate” the recount of last month’s general election votes, even as the Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield prepares a recount plan, elections commissioner Vincent Alexander said Monday. “We have decided today that our preference in terms of an external body to give ...

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Guyana Court of Appeal rules that CARICOM-supervised recount is illegal

The Guyana Court of Appeal on Sunday ruled that the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) cannot farm out its responsibilities such as the management and and supervision of general elections to anyone else. President of the Court, Justice Dawn Gregory said GECOM’s decision to act on an agreement by President David Granger and Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo for the Caribbean Community ...

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GECOM to put brake on recount after Court of Appeal decision on recount case

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) will not activate plans for a recount of votes cast in last month’s general and regional elections until the Court of Appeal on Sunday rules on whether the High Court can legally hear a judicial review of the commission’s decision. Attorney-at-Law, Kim Kyte for GECOM Chairperson Retired Justice Claudette Singh told the court that GECOM ...

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Updated: GECOM agrees to recount votes cast in general elections

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Friday agreed to a national recount of votes cast in general elections on March 2, 2020, according to a spokeswoman for the commission. Spokeswoman, Yolanda Warde says the recount will be in chronological order from Regions 1 to 10. Following is a full statement by GECOM: After considerable deliberations at the level of the ...

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BREAKING: Recount of votes likely as GECOM Chairman says ‘no’ to use existing declarations

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) by majority appeared set to order a recount of votes cast in the March 2, 2020 general elections, as the Chairperson, Retired Justice Claudette Singh voted against the seven-member body considering a report composed of the 10 district declarations. “Chairperson of the Guyana Elections Commission, Justice Claudette Singh provided a brief background on the Court ...

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Commonwealth Foreign Ministers press GECOM to recount votes or gov’t won’t be legitimate

The Commonwealth Group of Foreign Ministers has called on the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to ensure results of last month’s general elections are transparent and credible. “Ministers called upon the Guyana Elections Commission to immediately fulfill its constitutional mandate and ensure the sovereign right of the people of Guyana to duly elect their Government is respected through a transparent and ...

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BREAKING: GECOM to consider motion to conduct vote recount this afternoon

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) will Thursday afternoon possibly decide on a motion by People’s Progressive Party-nominated commissioner, Robeson Benn for a recount of votes cast in last month’s general and regional elections. Benn told News-Talk Radio Guyana 103.1 FM/Demerara Waves Online News that his motion is to “proceed urgently with recount. Recount was already decided. Two options presented.” PPP ...

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APNU+AFC candidate asks Court of Appeal to order High Court to review GECOM vote recount decision

The Court of Appeal will Thursday begin determining whether Ulita Moore can appeal a decision that the High Court cannot legally hear her request for a judicial review of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to order a recount of votes cast in last month’s general elections. Through her lawyers Mayo Robertson and Roysdale Forde, Moore wants the application for leave ...

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