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Daily Archives: Thursday, 16 April 2020, 16:15

Commonwealth calls for use of Representation of People Act to conduct national recount of votes

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 April 2020, 21:30 by Writer The Commonwealth Observer Group on Thursday called on the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to conduct a national vote recount in “strict” compliance with the Representation of the People Act (RoPA). “The RoPA is unambiguous and specific on the technical modalities by which a general final count is bound and we ...

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Guyana Bar Association worried that vote recount time will clash with Constitution

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 April 2020, 21:25 by Writer The Guyana Bar Association (GBA) on Thursday cautioned that a national recount of votes in last month’s general and regional elections will collide with the Constitution because Parliament should meet no later than April 30, 2020. The GBA warned that as of Thursday, 14 days were “left before Guyana delves ...

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“Upset” supporters paying for government-hired US lobbying firm to counter PPP messages

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 April 2020, 21:19 by Writer Director-General of the Ministry of the Presidency, Retired Lt. Col. Joseph Harmon on Thursday denied that taxpayers monies were used to pay a United States (US) lobbying firm to ease American pressure concerning electoral transparency, insteading saying the funds were amassed by overseas-based supporters. “I would say to you that ...

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GECOM Chairman to make key recount decisions on Friday

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 April 2020, 19:26 by Writer Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Retired Justice Claudette Singh will Friday hand down crucial decisions that will determine how long the national recount of ballots cast in last month’s general elections would take. Election Commissioner Vincent Alexander said Singh reported that the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) already expressed concerned ...

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Granger listed as “United States citizen” in Guyana gov’t dossier to lobby US lawmakers; spokesman says President never held foreign citizenship

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 April 2020, 19:22 by Writer Incumbent President David Granger is listed as a “United States citizen” in a Guyana government dossier that is being used to lobby the US government and lawmakers, in the face of mounting international pressure for the results of last month’s general elections to be declared free and fair. Presidential spokesman, ...

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Gov’t warns US that PPP poses geo-political, economic risks to South America

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 April 2020, 19:16 by Writer The incumbent A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) coalition administration, labelling itself as “pro-American”, is warning the United States (US) that the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) poses a geopolitical and economic threat due its close ties with China, Russia and Venezuela. “If the PPP gets control of ...

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