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US calls for respect of election results

The United States has appealed to all the political parties to respect the outcome of the general and regional elections. “After the people of Guyana have spoken, the United States stands ready to work with the next democratically elected administration, and I encourage all parties to respect the outcome,” American Ambassador to Guyana, Sarah Ann-Lynch said in a statement. Just ...

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United Nations calls for “dignified acceptance” of election results

United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator in Guyana, Mikiko Tanaka has called on Guyana’s political parties to accept the results of next Monday’s general elections. “The dignified acceptance of the results by political parties will help to build confidence and trust in state institutions and create a foundation for cooperation beyond the election,” she said in a statement. The Guyana Elections ...

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43 soldiers, police at Eteringbang did not vote last week

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has confirmed that 43 members of the Joint Services located at Eteringbang near the Guyana-Venezuela border were unable to vote last week Friday along with other members of the joint services. GECOM spokeswoman, Yolanda Ward says 35 members of the police force and eight Guyana Defence Force soldiers did not vote with their colleagues, ahead ...

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OPINION: Private polling places: there should be none

by GHK Lall Are we mad? How long has this been allowed to exist? And how come nobody saw it fit to object strenuously and ceaselessly? I am talking about this matter involving private polling stations, as in the residences of individuals and families. At current count, they have been unilaterally reduced from 166 in 2015 to 92 for the ...

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82 percent of Disciplined Services members voted in general elections

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) says 81.8 percent of eligible members of the Disciplined Services cast their ballots in early general elections on Friday. In an early Saturday morning release of statistics, GECOM spokeswoman Yolanda Ward said 8,369 of the 10,226 police, soldiers and prison service personnel voted at 86 polling places countrywide. Giving a breakdown, the GECOM official said ...

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Disciplined services early voting today

Early voting on Friday in Guyana’s general elections is underway by members of the disciplined services ahead of the nationally-scheduled date for polling because they will be required to maintain law and order while civilians vote on March 2 and the country awaits the results which can take as many as five days. The Guyana Elections Commission says 10,226 personnel ...

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Carter Centre calls on GECOM to clarify vote tabulation procedures, allow party scrutineers and observers

The Carter Centre on Thursday called on the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to make clear the procedures for tabulating results of the March 2 general elections. “The Carter Center has been discussing the tabulation procedures with GECOM’s secretariat and feels that the procedures in place appear to follow the legal provisions. However, the Center is concerned that the procedures have ...

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Candidates embroiled in dual citizenship saga to remain on lists -GECOM

The three candidates for next month’s general and regional council elections, who had been caught up in the saga over their eligibility because of their dual citizenship status, will not be removed from their lists, a spokeswoman for the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) said Wednesday. “The commission decided yesterday that they will remain on the list,” Yolanda Ward told News-Talk ...

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GECOM approves 11 parties to contest elections

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has approved 11 political parties to contest the March 2, 2020 elections, even as the elections management agency decides on what do with leader of the United Republican Party (URP), Dr Vishnu Bandhu who falsely declared that he is not a dual citizen, commissioners said Tuesday. GECOM spokeswoman, Yolanda Ward said nine of the 11 ...

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ANUG and FED-UP coalesce; Change Guyana, Citizenship Initiative still in talks

Two of Guyana’s small political parties, A New and United Guyana (ANUG) and Federal United Party (FED-UP) are coalescing to contest the March 2, 2020 general elections, according to FED-UP executive member Chandra Sohan. Sohan told News-Talk Radio Guyana 103.1 FM/Demerara Waves Online News that voters would have to look for the name, ANUG+FED-UP on the ballot paper. He added ...

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