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GECOM recount of general election votes can take 156 days

The Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield reportedly says recounting votes in last month’s general and regional election will take 156 days, a position that the People’s Progressive Party (PPP)-nominated election commissioners rejected almost immediately. Pro-coalition election commissioner, Vincent Alexander says the Lowenfield plan calculates that each ballot box will take at least two hours to count. The GECOM secretariat explained ...

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Regional declaration of election results still “stand” -GECOM secretariat

Despite repeated claims by members of the seven-member Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) that the 10 districts’ declarations of results were no longer valid, the Commission Secretariat said those official results were still valid. “The declarations for all regions still stand until replaced by a new count,” GECOM spokeswoman, Yolanda Ward told News-Talk Radio Guyana 103.1 FM/Demerara Waves Online News. In ...

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DPP orders High Court for murder-accused Marcus Bisram

Almost one week after the lower court effectively freed murder accused, Marcus Bisram, Bisram was Monday committed to stand trial for the indictable offence. Whim Magistrate, Renita Singh had twice found that there had been insufficient evidence during the preliminary inquiry for Bisram to stand trial by a High Court judge and jury. He was released on March 30 and ...

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Trinidad’s Prime Minister has “a problem” with loose misinterpretation of CARICOM-supervision of recount; supports return of team

Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister, Dr. Keith Rowley on Monday expressed concern that Guyana’s Court of Appeal in effect ruled that the 15-nation Caribbean Community (CARICOM) breached Guyana’s laws by agreeing to supervise a recount of the country’s votes cast in last month’s general elections although the stated intention was never to interfere in the process. Recalling that the informal ...

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Guyana Court of Appeal rules that CARICOM-supervised recount is illegal

The Guyana Court of Appeal on Sunday ruled that the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) cannot farm out its responsibilities such as the management and and supervision of general elections to anyone else. President of the Court, Justice Dawn Gregory said GECOM’s decision to act on an agreement by President David Granger and Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo for the Caribbean Community ...

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GECOM to put brake on recount after Court of Appeal decision on recount case

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) will not activate plans for a recount of votes cast in last month’s general and regional elections until the Court of Appeal on Sunday rules on whether the High Court can legally hear a judicial review of the commission’s decision. Attorney-at-Law, Kim Kyte for GECOM Chairperson Retired Justice Claudette Singh told the court that GECOM ...

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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 a full statement by GECOM: After considerable deliberations at the level of the ...

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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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