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GECOM asks High Court to throw out election petition

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Wednesday told an opposition-associated High Court election petition hearing that that elections management authority did nothing wrong by formulating a recount order because difficulties had plagued the March 2, 2020 general and regional election process. “Even if your Ladyship may find a breach, then there were no consequences which effected the conduct or result ...

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Chief Elections Officer hands over Statements of Poll, Recount to High Court

Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield on Wednesday handed over the Statements of Poll and Statements of Recount to the Registrar of the High Court. Mr. Lowenfield confirmed that the documents were being handed over in accordance with a High Court order. This is in keeping with an order by the Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire that this be done for safe-keeping.  ...

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High Court orders GECOM to hand over Statements of Poll, Recount for safekeeping

Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire on Monday ordered the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to hand over its Statements of Poll and Statements of Recount to the High Court for safe-keeping pending the hearing and determination of an opposition election petition about the constitutionality of the recount order. “The Statements of Poll and the Statements of Recount are to be produced to ...

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High Court dismisses APNU+AFC election petition

Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire on Monday ruled that one of the election petitions which challenge the actual  results that were declared was dismissed because  that petition was served late to Representative of the List for A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC), David Granger. “The late service of P 99/2020 on the second named respondent amounted to non-service on ...

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Auditor General recommends police probe into GYD$170 million lawyers’ fees for political court cases

Auditor General Deodat Sharma says procurement procedures were not followed by the then A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) administration to hire local and foreign lawyers to fight a series of political court cases from December, 2018 to July, 2020. Other cases for a number of government agencies were also cited in the total bill of GYD$170,828,203. The ...

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Let the law take its course and stop being a PPP mouthpiece- Harmon tells Private Sector Commission about removing GECOM officials

Opposition Leader Joseph Harmon on Monday condemned the Private Sector Commission’s call for several election commission officials, who have been charged with election-related offences, saying that business organisation must stop being a mouthpiece for the People’s Progressive Party. “This is wicked and unacceptable. The APNU (A Partnership for National Unity) condemns this kind of political posturing by the Private Sector ...

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Attorney General, Jagdeo ask court to throw out APNU+AFC election petitions

Attorney General Anil Nandlall and Representative of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) list of candidates, Bharrat Jagdeo on Monday urged Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire to throw out two election petitions by A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC), Basil Williams. Jagdeo’s lawyer, Senior Counsel Douglas Mendes said no explanation has been given to the High Court why the documents ...

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Republicans level electoral fraud claims similar to Guyana’s APNU+AFC

The Republican Party- under the Donald Trump presidency that had repeatedly called on then Guyana President David Granger to concede defeat despite concerns about electoral fraud- is now citing similar concerns in this week’s United States election. Personal Lawyer for President Trump, Rudy Giuliani Wednesday night charged that thousands of mail-in ballots countrywide could not have been verified and that ...

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National Assembly Clerk to seek legal advice on Minister Waldron’s citizenship renunciation

The Clerk of the National Assembly, Sherlock Isaacs on Wednesday said he would be seeking legal advice on Tourism, Industry and Commerce Minister Oneidge Waldron’s renunciation of her American citizenship. “I am going to seek legal advice and I don’t want to make any statement and I am not certain,” he told News-Talk Radio Guyana 103.1 FM/Demerara Waves Online News. ...

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President’s swearing in of Regional Chairmen doesn’t open doors for political dialogue with opposition

The swearing in of 10 Regional Council Chairmen and Vice Chairmen-including those from the opposition- before President Irfaan Ali do not set the stage for political dialogue with the opposition, he said Monday. The President drew a distinction between his role in swearing in the Regional Chairmen and Vice Chairmen, and  political dialogue on a new governance model that his ...

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