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APNU+AFC says contempt of court case against Region Four Returning Officer a PPP cover-up of fake poll statements, calls for “unimpeded” declaration of results

Last Updated on Friday, 13 March 2020, 11:04 by Writer As the High Court prepares to hear the People’s Progressive Party’s (PPP) contempt case against the Region Four Returning Officer, Calirmont Mingo, A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) said this latest legal move should not be approved because it is a ruse to cover up bogus statements of ...

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Gecom to resume tabulation of Region Four votes on Friday, silent on method

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 March 2020, 21:47 by Writer The Guyana Elections Commission (Gecom) Thursday evening announced that tabulation of the electoral results for Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) will resume on Friday at 9 am. However, the commission could not say whether the Region Four Returning Officer, Clairmont Mingo would be using the statements of poll this time around or ...

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US likely sanctions on Guyana politicians, electoral officials over unverified election results

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 March 2020, 21:14 by Writer The United States (U.S.) on Thursday hinted at possible sanctions on Guyanese officials and politicians if the results of the March 2, 2020 general elections are not verified. Acting Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, Michael Kozak warned on Twitter that “Under U.S. ...

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Caricom leaders say “every vote must count” in Guyana’s elections; calls on Returning Officer to abide by High Court ruling

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 March 2020, 16:56 by Writer A team of Caribbean Community (Caricom) leaders left Guyana Thursday after attempting to mediate in a dispute over the results for the March 2, 2020 general elections, saying that “every vote must count.” “Any attempt to stall the process or any attempt to obfuscate the process is one that runs ...

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GECOM suspends vote count as PPP prepares to file contempt of court against Returning Officer

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 March 2020, 16:36 by Writer Reconciliation of the votes cast in Region Four did not begin on Thursday after stakeholders objected to the Returning Officer, Clairmont Mingo’s use of spreadsheets instead of the Statements of Poll (SOPs), a move that triggered preparations of contempt of court proceedings by the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) lawyer, Anil ...

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