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GECOM Chairman, pro-APNU+AFC election commissioners trade words over Chairman’s info to police

Amid accusations by pro-opposition A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) election commissioners that the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Retired Justice Claudette Singh is facilitating a police probe into officials of that election management agency, Singh on Friday upbraided them for their baseless claims and vowed to protect the staff. “As Chairperson of GECOM and a ...

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Deputy Chief Elections Officer charged with misconduct in public office, granted GYD$300,000 bail

Deputy Chief Elections Officer Roxanne Myers was Friday morning granted $150,000 bail on each of two counts of misconduct in public office related to the March 2, 2020 general elections. Chief Magistrate, Ann McLennan granted Ms. Myers her pretrial liberty after representation by her lawyers Nigel Hughes and Ronald Daniels. The Deputy Chief Elections Officer was arrested on October 6 ...

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Guyana Court of Appeal cannot legally hear APNU+AFC supporter elections case -GECOM Chairperson

The Chairperson of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Retired Justice Claudette Singh wants the local Court of Appeal to dismiss a case brought by a supporter of A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change asking that the election management body use only credible votes to declare results of votes cast more than three months ago. In court papers seen by ...

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GECOM should force interim power-sharing compromise to fix electoral system- Henry Jeffrey

The Chancellor of the Judiciary, Justice Yonette Cummings-Edwards should be asked by the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Retired Justice Claudette Singh to head an interim power-sharing administration to fix the electoral machinery and hold fresh elections in 18 months, political scientist Dr. Henry Jeffrey recommended. He believed that GECOM has the “power” to force a compromise between ...

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Granger says will accept “any” declaration made by GECOM

President David Granger on Sunday said he would accept any declaration made by the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to determine the outcome of the March 2, 2020 general elections. “Whatever declaration is made by the Chairman of the Elections Commission will be regarded as legitimate by the Coalition,” he told reporters. That was his response to whether he would accept ...

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GECOM gets green-light to adjust recount hours, no quarantine for foreigners

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) will possibly work a 10-hour work day for the national recount and the CARICOM high-level team and international observers will no longer have to be quarantined for 14 days. Sources have confirmed to News Talk Radio Guyana that communications to the GECOM Chairperson Justice Claudette Singh informed the seven-member commission that the National COVID-19 Task ...

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GECOM Chairman says 10 workstations for national vote recount if all materials available

The Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Claudette Singh has decided that 10 workstations would be used inside the Arthur Chung Conference Centre to recount all votes cast in the March general and regional elections. Singh said the use of 10 workstations are “subject to the availability of the requisite equipment and technology to display the ballots.” This was ...

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Commonwealth calls for use of Representation of People Act to conduct national recount of votes

The Commonwealth Observer Group on Thursday called on the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to conduct a national vote recount in “strict” compliance with the Representation of the People Act (RoPA). “The RoPA is unambiguous and specific on the technical modalities by which a general final count is bound and we strongly urge the leadership of GECOM not to depart from ...

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