Tag Archives: 2020 general elections

Private sector fears delayed results will trigger “trouble”; OAS recommends high-tech system to receive and publish results

Even as the Private Sector Commission (PSC) expressed worry about the delay in delivering timely results of Monday’s general elections, the Organisation of American States (OAS) Observer Mission recommends that Guyana develops a high-tech system to receive and publish results in one or two days. It is now running into the second day since Guyanese voted in the March 2, ...

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President denies cancelling elections, appeals for calm, expects APNU+AFC victory

President David Granger on Monday appealed for calm, in the wake of a few instances of electoral-related unrest, and at the same time he expected his A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) to win the general and regional council elections. “We are appealing to our supporters, now that the polls have closed, to remain calm and vigilant as ...

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Caricom mounts 14-member election observer mission to Guyana

At the invitation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a 14-member Caribbean Community (Caricom) observer mission has begun arriving in Guyana to monitor next Monday’s general elections. In November, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Guyana, Dr Karen Cummings officially informed the Caricom Secretariat of President David Granger’s proclamation that General and Regional Elections will be held on March 2. ...

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Commonwealth observers to watch counting, election results management

Coming on the heels of the United States Carter Centre calling on the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to clarify to stakeholders its vote tabulation procedures, a Commonwealth Observer Mission says it will be overseeing Guyana’s vote counting and results management, and all the other aspects of next week Monday’s general elections. “On Election Day, we will observe the opening, voting, ...

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Ballot paper arrives under tight security

Ballot paper and other sensitive materials for the March 2, 2020 general elections Friday morning arrived under tight police security at the headquarters of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). The arrival and offloading of the shipping container of materials was witnessed by GECOM Chairman, Claudette Singh and the six other election commissioners as well as the Chief Elections Officer, Keith ...

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Tony Vieira, Deodat Indar among new faces on PPP list

Former harsh critic of the People’s Progressive Party, Tony Vieira is among the new faces on that party’s list of candidates for the 2020 general elections. “A lot of people who are in Parliament are on there so we have a combination of folks who have been a long time with us and a lot of new faces,” said PPP ...

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