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Updated: GECOM agrees to recount votes cast in general elections

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Friday agreed to a national recount of votes cast in general elections on March 2, 2020, according to a spokeswoman for the commission. Spokeswoman, Yolanda Warde says the recount will be in chronological order from Regions 1 to 10. Following is as full statement by GECOM: After considerable deliberations at the level of the ...

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Former ACP Secretary-General, US Ambassador, private sector weigh in on sanctions, democracy

Former Secretary-General of the African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group, Dr Patrick Gomes has cautioned Guyana against ignoring threats of sanction by key western nations and international organisations. “The threats and warnings of sanctions from major powers with whom trade, development and investment must rid our country of poverty, illiteracy and inadequate health care for all Guyanese must be taken ...

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BREAKING: Recount of votes likely as GECOM Chairman says ‘no’ to use existing declarations

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) by majority appeared set to order a recount of votes cast in the March 2, 2020 general elections, as the Chairperson, Retired Justice Claudette Singh voted against the seven-member body considering a report composed of the 10 district declarations. “Chairperson of the Guyana Elections Commission, Justice Claudette Singh provided a brief background on the Court ...

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Don’t rush to recount, let the Court system work -Ulita Moore tells Bharrat Jagdeo

A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) candidate, Ulita Moore, through her lawyer, Roysdale Forde, told People’s Progressive Party (PPP) General Secretary, Bharrat Jagdeo, through his lawyer, Anil Nandlall, that the opposition should allow the court system to work instead of pushing for a recount of votes in last month’s general elections. The Court of Appeal on Thursday decided ...

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Commonwealth Foreign Ministers press GECOM to recount votes or gov’t won’t be legitimate

The Commonwealth Group of Foreign Ministers has called on the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to ensure results of last month’s general elections are transparent and credible. “Ministers called upon the Guyana Elections Commission to immediately fulfill its constitutional mandate and ensure the sovereign right of the people of Guyana to duly elect their Government is respected through a transparent and ...

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BREAKING: GECOM to consider motion to conduct vote recount this afternoon

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) will Thursday afternoon possibly decide on a motion by People’s Progressive Party-nominated commissioner, Robeson Benn for a recount of votes cast in last month’s general and regional elections. Benn told News-Talk Radio Guyana 103.1 FM/Demerara Waves Online News that his motion is to “proceed urgently with recount. Recount was already decided. Two options presented.” PPP ...

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APNU+AFC candidate asks Court of Appeal to order High Court to review GECOM vote recount decision

The Court of Appeal will Thursday begin determining whether Ulita Moore can appeal a decision that the High Court cannot legally hear her request for a judicial review of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to order a recount of votes cast in last month’s general elections. Through her lawyers Mayo Robertson and Roysdale Forde, Moore wants the application for leave ...

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Nandlall rails against GECOM’s decision to “study” High Court decisions

Attorney-at-Law, Anil Nandlall, one of the lawyers for the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Wednesday morning reacted sharply to a decision by the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Retired Justice Claudette Singh to first study the High Court’s decisions that they cannot legally hear two election-related cases. A GECOM spokeswoman earlier Wednesday said the commission first has to study ...

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GECOM to study High Court decisions today

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) says it will Wednesday study the High Court’s decisions before it meets on Thursday to determine the way forward on results of general elections held one month ago. “There won’t be a Commission meeting today. The decision of the court will be studied today and the meeting tomorrow,” GECOM spokeswoman, Yolanda Ward said. PPP-nominated commissioner, ...

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