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APNU+AFC favours legal recount to stave off international sanctions

Wary of threats of international sanctions over electoral fraud, Guyana’s incumbent coalition A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) on Thursday said a recount of the votes cast in general elections earlier this month or an elections petition could settle concerns and forestall international sanctions. APNU+AFC campaign manager, Joseph Harmon also referred to an elections petition-related audit as one ...

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OPINION: Political dogfight is over (cheap) oil

By GHK Lall We reach for a mirage, we clutch at straws, we sprawl before the world. In my estimation, Guyana’s political junkyard dogfight is all about power. I am unmoving that ascending to power provides the first access to the feverishly desired control and dissipation of that opulent oil ocean out there within this country’s borders. Though those are ...

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Britain warns of “serious consequences for those concerned” if election results are bogus

United Kingdom (UK) Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab on Tuesday warns that if a Guyana government is sworn in based on elections that are not credible, there will be “serious consequences for those concerned,” This is the second such stern warning in as many days from a key western nation. And, the United States National Security Council (NSC) says “The U.S. ...

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OPINION: Time for APNU+AFC to explore living with PPPC -Sam Hinds

By Samuel Hinds Like many other Guyanese, I have been finding the letters of Mr GHK Lall learned and erudite and entertaining, yet, even so, a little troubling in its study purveying of us the PPP/C as being much the same as the PNC/R/APNU+AFC. Not so. Great and significant are the differences between us in beliefs, world view, actions and ...

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WPA calls for CARICOM-supervised vote recount as basis for power sharing, constitutional reform

The Working People’s Alliance (WPA) Saturday night called for a Caribbean Community (CARICOM)-supervised national recount of votes if it is constitutional, but said the winner should set the groundwork for power-sharing within a set timeframe. “We reiterate our demand that following the examination of the ballot boxes which reveal the credibility of the elections, whichever party wins the most votes ...

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OPINION: Guyana 2020: Can we all get along?

By Paul Sanders Guyana 2020: Can we all get along? Two people. Two narratives. Same agenda. So you’d think they should be okay, right? Wrong. These people are long time adversaries. And, again, as usual, they are at cross purposes. This rendezvous is a festival of Indo and Afro Guyanese refining and mastering the art of bawling in high intensive ...

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Carter Centre election observer mission leaves Guyana after criticising APNU+AFC, PPP supporters

The United States-headquartered Carter Centre’s election observation mission on Friday left Guyana, saying the electoral process has so far ground to a halt and the security environment in the country has declined. “The Carter Center made the difficult decision to have the team leave Guyana earlier today after weighing a combination of factors, including the absence of an ongoing electoral ...

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GECOM returns ballot boxes to headquarters from planned national recount centre

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Friday began returning shipping container loads of ballots to its headquarters at High and Cowan streets, Kingston, Georgetown, raising concerns that the law was being violated because political parties were not informed about the movement of the ballot boxes. GECOM’s spokeswoman, Yolanda Warde did not respond to questions about the movement of the boxes ...

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