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Granger commits to free and fair elections, amid international outcry

Amid widespread international and local criticism and threats of sanctions due to suspected electoral fraud, President David Granger on Friday said he was committed to free and fair elections. “I have maintained that the electoral process must be credible. Free and fair elections are essential to representative democracy,” he said in a statement. Friday marked 18 days since Guyanese went ...

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Commonwealth observers to watch counting, election results management

Coming on the heels of the United States Carter Centre calling on the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to clarify to stakeholders its vote tabulation procedures, a Commonwealth Observer Mission says it will be overseeing Guyana’s vote counting and results management, and all the other aspects of next week Monday’s general elections. “On Election Day, we will observe the opening, voting, ...

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Parties already lining up for Nomination Day; major changes expected in APNU+AFC list

Friday is Nomination Day for general elections that are less than 60 days away. Already, parties are lining up outside Umana Yana in Kingston, Georgetown, where they will be submitting candidates from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. Traditionally, City Hall has been the seat for Nomination Day but due to the dilapidated condition of that building, the elections commission ...

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PPP says large number of APNU+AFC voter list objections “unsubstantiated”

The opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Friday expressed concern that the incumbent A Partnership for National Unity+ Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) has objected to 3,000 names on the Preliminary List of Electors (PLE) in Region 5 (Demerara-Mahaica), but said so far the coalition has been unable to prove its case. The PPP said two hearings by the Guyana Elections ...

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25,000 persons risk being barred from voting if they don’t collect national ID cards

The chairperson of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Claudette Singh on Tuesday ruled that more than 25,000 persons who have not collected their national identification (ID) cards will be given 21 days to do so failing which their names would be struck off the voters list and they would not be allowed to vote. Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP)-aligned elections ...

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9,500 eligible voters transfer home addresses ahead of general elections

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) says almost 4,000 additional persons have been registered and more than 9,500 eligible voters have transferred their home addresses, as the claims and objections period winds down. Spokeswoman for the electoral management agency, Yolanda Ward says 3,924 persons have added their names to the National Register of Registrants and will be qualified to vote – ...

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Chief Elections Officer says elections possible in March; PPP demands polls in November

The Chief Elections Officer and team on Friday told the seven-member Guyana Elections Commission that the earliest the machinery can be ready for general elections is next year March. The government-nominated elections commissioners appear not to be challenging that timeframe. Vincent Alexander, one of the three government-nominated election commissioners says he will not object to a March timeframe. “I have ...

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ERC probes race remarks against WPA executive member

The Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC) has begun investigating a report of alleged racially insensitive remarks by Working People’s Alliance (WPA) executive member, Desmond Trotman against the Chairman of the Private Sector Commission (PSC), Gerry Gouveia. ERC Chief Investigator, former Deputy Police Commissioner Alvin Smith told Demerara Waves/News-Talk Radio Guyana that he has asked Trotman for a meeting. Gouveia has said ...

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General elections likely in December -WPA

The Working People’s Alliance (WPA) on Friday said it gleaned that general elections could be held in December, based on the house-to-house registration schedule and preparations for the polls. Executive member, David Hinds said if the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) sticks to its calendar for house-to-house registration, which began on July 20, to be completed by October followed by claims ...

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