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GECOM considers national recount of votes cast

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is considering an agreement by Guyana’s two major political leaders for a total national recount of votes cast in the March 2, 2020 general elections under the supervision of a Caribbean Community (Caricom) team. “The proposition is for a national recount,” Election Commissioner, Vincent Alexander told reporters. Caricom Secretary General Irwin La Rocque said Caricom ...

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Granger asks CARICOM to oversee national recount of all votes

A Caribbean Community ( CARICOM) team is preparing to come to Guyana to supervise the recount of ballots cast countrywide, after the controversial tabulation and declaration showed President David Granger is the winner. Following is the statement by CARICOM Chairperson, Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley: Many of you are aware that I led a high-level team of Caribbean Prime Ministers ...

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GECOM declares APNU+AFC winner of Region Four from questionable process

The Guyana Elections Commission’s (GECOM’s) Returning Officer, Clairmont Mingo late Friday night declared A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) the winner of the general and regional elections in Region Four. Mingo said APNU+AFC won 136,057 and the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) 77,231, while the Regional Elections saw APNU+AFC getting 130,289 and the PPP 74,827. The Region Four results ...

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OAS election observer mission pulls out of Guyana, saying results unlikely to gain public confidence

The Organisation of American States (OAS) election observer mission on Friday said it would be pulling out of Guyana because the tabulation process for Region Four is unlikely to produce overall results that are widely accepted. “The process employed by the Returning Officer for Region 4 is not transparent and, based on the numbers that have emanated since the process ...

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Western diplomats warn of isolating Guyana if questionable election results are used to swear in the president

The United States, Britain, Canada and the European Union on Friday walked out of the Region Four vote tabulation process, issuing a stern warning that Guyana risks isolation if a President is sworn upon questionable results. “We must be clear that in the absence of a credible process, as directed by the Honorable Chief Justice, it is our view that ...

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Chief Justice insists Statements of Poll be displayed during Region Four vote tabulation process

Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire Friday afternoon insisted that the Statements of Poll must be displayed during the tabulation process of the Region Four results in the March 2, 2020 general elections. She told the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) lawyer, Neil Boston that all that is required is for the Statements of Poll to be held up during the tabulation process. ...

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APNU+AFC says contempt of court case against Region Four Returning Officer a PPP cover-up of fake poll statements, calls for “unimpeded” declaration of results

As the High Court prepares to hear the People’s Progressive Party’s (PPP) contempt case against the Region Four Returning Officer, Calirmont Mingo, A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) said this latest legal move should not be approved because it is a ruse to cover up bogus statements of poll (SOPs). “The PPP took the matter to court and ...

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Gecom to resume tabulation of Region Four votes on Friday, silent on method

The Guyana Elections Commission (Gecom) Thursday evening announced that tabulation of the electoral results for Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) will resume on Friday at 9 am. However, the commission could not say whether the Region Four Returning Officer, Clairmont Mingo would be using the statements of poll this time around or the controversial spreadsheet that was again rejected by political parties ...

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Caricom leaders say “every vote must count” in Guyana’s elections; calls on Returning Officer to abide by High Court ruling

A team of Caribbean Community (Caricom) leaders left Guyana Thursday after attempting to mediate in a dispute over the results for the March 2, 2020 general elections, saying that “every vote must count.” “Any attempt to stall the process or any attempt to obfuscate the process is one that runs against the spirit of the Chief Justice’s judgement and it ...

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High Court scraps Region Four votes declaration, orders GECOM to conduct recount

Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire on Wednesday ordered the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to restart or continue the verification of the results for Region Four from Thursday at 11 am. She issued that and several other orders because she found that GECOM’s Returning Officer for Region Four had caused “substantial non-compliance” with the Representation of the People Act concerning the addition ...

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