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Elections

Attorney General concerned about delays in trials of alleged 2020 election fraudsters; DPP asks Chancellor to assign magistrates

Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs Anil Nandlall on Monday expressed concern that magistrates have found reasons not to set trial dates for several then officials of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) who were accused of fraud in the 2020 general and regional elections. “Magistrates after magistrates have found reasons that can’t withstand scrutiny for not proceeding to try ...

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Court of Appeal dismisses opposition efforts for High Court re-hearing of election petition

Guyana’s Court of Appeal on Monday dismissed efforts by the opposition to reinstate an election petition, agreeing with the High Court that the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) had a constitutional right to order a recount of the votes cast in the March, 2020 general and regional elections. Justices of Appeal Rishi Persaud and Dawn Gregory said Section 22 of the ...

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Halt granting of Guyanese citizenship to Venezuelans, bar them from voting in elections- AFC

Worried that Venezuelans could determine the outcome of Guyana’s elections or secession of Essequibo County, the Alliance For Change (AFC) said all Venezuelans who have been granted Guyanese citizenship must be barred from voting in this country’s elections and that the opposition be integrally involved in verifying who are the recipients. “All Venezuelans granted citizenship in view of the severely ...

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Venezuelans aren’t over-running Guyana’s registration process- Jagdeo

Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday refuted claims by the parliamentary opposition of A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) that large numbers of Venezuelans were being registered to vote in future general and regional elections. He provided figures to bolster his position that the registration trend and population density were similar to those in previous years. According to ...

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Haiti must fix political impasse before peace restoration, elections- Ali tells OAS

Guyana’s President, Irfaan Ali on Friday emphasised to the Organisation of American States’ (OAS) Permanent Council the need for Haiti to set up a transitional government to make way for peacekeepers and eventually the holding of elections. Echoing the need for a viable political solution, he said if there was no transitional government that enjoys the endorsement of the majority, ...

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Election observers “indispensable” to protecting democracy- Pres Ali tells OAS

President Irfaan Ali on Friday told the 35-nation Organisation of American States (OAS) that election observers are vitally important in warding off efforts to thwart the will of the people rather than merely observing the casting of ballots. “All nations. in this Council, let Guyana’s experience serve as a testament to the indispensable role of electoral observer missions. Democracy tries ...

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Examine all options for continued free and fair elections- US

The United States (US) believes that Guyana should examine all options, including biometrics, to guarantee free and fair elections, outgoing American Ambassador to Guyana, Sarah Ann-Lynch said Thursday. “I think it’s important to explore all tools that Guyana has access to, in order to again ensure that elections continue to be free and fair,” she said when asked by Demerara ...

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PNCR says risky to depend on donations from “a few” big businesses

Leader of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), Aubrey Norton on Saturday said his party was wary of taking donations from big businesses to stave off pressure to award contracts to them should his party win the 2025 general and regional elections. “I’m very much interested in us getting small contributions across so that we remove the vulnerability that comes ...

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Norton warns 2025 election results will be rejected if no biometrics; gives reason for meeting in Queens, New York

Opposition Leader Aubrey Norton on Thursday night said he was fairly optimistic that the government would give in to demands for biometric screening of voters to avoid electoral fraud but signaled that if not was not done the results could be rejected. “I’m saying this to you: once there is a clean voters list, once there is biometrics, the outcome ...

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GECOM confirms: PPP grabs more seats in Georgetown, New Amsterdam

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has secured additional seats in Georgetown, and New Amsterdam, and sufficient votes to get the mayoral post in Bartica,  according to official results released by the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). Those towns are regarded as traditional strongholds of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR)-led A Partnership for National Unity (APNU). GECOM said in Georgetown, the ...

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