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Haiti aims for national unity government to prepare for peaceful elections

Haiti’s interim Prime Minister Ariel Henry has agreed to form a power-sharing government in the hope of improving the ever worsening security crisis and prepare for elections expected later this year, following a meeting with Haitian stakeholders this week in Jamaica. “We agreed to have a more inclusive government. We also agreed to form a national unity government,” Henry said ...

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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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Jagdeo boasts of inroads in PNCR-APNU areas, Norton says that’s because of bribery

General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Bharrat Jagdeo on Tuesday said the results of the 2023 Local Government Elections (LGE) show that his party has made in-roads in  traditional opposition strongholds, but Opposition Leader Aubrey Norton said those defectors were bribed with State resources. “When they are beaten, in normal Jagdeoan style, he resorted to talking about making ...

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Local Govt Election results declared in districts; Georgetown likely to be declared today- Chief Election Officer

Chief Election Officer of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Vishnu Persaud on Tuesday said except for Georgetown where there was a hiccup, the results of Monday’s Local Government Elections in the other nine electoral districts have been declared by Returning Officers in those areas. “All of the Returning Officers, who are statutorily tasked with declaration, have so done. Declaration of ...

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PPP, APNU claim unofficial wins in Local Govt Elections

Ahead of official declaration of results in Guyana’s Local Government Elections, both major parties are claiming victories in keenly contested Local Authority Areas such as three major towns that are traditional strongholds of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR)-led A Partnership for National Unity (APNU). Up to early Tuesday morning, the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) did not post results on ...

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GECOM, PSC report smooth Local Govt polls; GECOM to post results on website

The Private Sector Commission (PSC), which observed Monday’s Local Government Elections (LGE), said polling was free and fair, even as the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) said results could start coming in from about 10 O’clock Monday night. “Although voter turnout has been low, the PSC Observers, along with the UK (United Kingdom) Observer and AMCHAM (American Chamber of Commerce) Observers, ...

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Jagdeo denies PPP sabotaging APNU’s funding, vote-buying

General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Bharrat Jagdeo on Monday denied telling business owners not to provide financial support to the opposition A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and buying out opposition supporters. “The PPP is not telling people not to make contributions to APNU,” he told reporters shortly after casting his ballot in the Local Government Elections ...

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APNU did not contest in all Local Authority areas because of limited resources; confident of Georgetown victory- Norton

Polls opened in Guyana’s Local Government Elections (LGE) on Monday, with Opposition Leader Aubrey Norton saying his People’s National Congress Reform-led A Partnership for  National Unity (APNU) did not contest in all Local Authority Areas but opted to dedicate its limited resources in its strongholds. “In terms of strategy, our strategy was to take our resources and focus it in ...

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PPP targets votes in PNCR-APNU heartland with promises, evidence

The central  government incumbent People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC), in an all-out push to snatch decades-long control of the Georgetown City Council from the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR)-led A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), is banking on its kept promises to win votes from Afro-Guyanese communities. In a frontal appeal to the mainly Afro-Guyanese attendees, he said the evidence ...

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Local gov’t elections are also about national issues- APNU

The opposition A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) on Saturday encouraged Guyanese to vote solidly against the People’s Progressive Party in Monday’s Local Government Elections (LGE) to signal their disgust with a range of national issues. “Let us use our votes to send a message to the PPP (People’s Progressive Party) that life is hard in Guyana. Use our votes ...

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December 2023