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URP Leader, Vishnu Bandhu notifies GECOM on giving up US citizenship

The fate of the candidacy of the leader of the United Republican Party (URP), Dr Vishnu Bandhu hangs in the balance as the Guyana Elections Commission’s (GECOM) Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield has already stated that candidates must be Guyanese citizens only at the time of declaration on Nominations Day. Lowenfield has already said the seven-member commission would decide the ...

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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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Small parties failed to agree on coalescing

Several small political parties that have emerged within the past year will be contesting the March 2020 general elections individually as efforts to coalesce collapsed. A New and United Guyana (ANUG) and the Federal United Party (FED-UP) submitted several lists of candidates to the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Friday, one day after FED-UP had disclosed that they had agreed ...

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No tampering with registrants’ database or plan to rig election -GECOM Chairman

Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Retired Justice Claudette Singh on Wednesday rebuffed claims by associates of the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) that there is tampering with the National Register of Registrants (NRR) database to rig the March 2 general elections. “No one is tampering with the NRR DB (database) at GECOM,” she said, adding that “GECOM does ...

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6,500 new voter registrants not found – GECOM

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Monday night said 6,534 of the 16,863 new voter registrants were not confirmed during a five-day field verification exercise. GECOM spokeswoman, Yolanda Ward released figures showing that 10,329 registrants were confirmed. Ward said the more than 6,500 others could not be verified for various reasons including not being at home at the time scrutineers and ...

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BREAKING: GECOM agrees to house-to-house verification of 20,000 registrants

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Tuesday agreed, by a split decision, to conduct house-to-house verification of the names of more than 20,000 new registrants. “We just had a decision where there will be a verification exercise by the Guyana Elections Commission and stakeholders in respect of 20,556 names of persons who have been suggested to be placed on the ...

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General elections timetable on track -GECOM commissioners

The March 2020 general and regional council elections are unlikely to be postponed as preparations are on track, according to two election commissioners. “I have no reason to think we can’t,” governing coalition-backed elections commissioner, Vincent Alexander said when asked whether the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) would meet the March 2, 2020 general elections. “There is no indication that the ...

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GECOM poised to scrap supplementary voters list of persons who haven’t collected ID cards

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) seemed set to scrap its plan to have a supplementary list of thousands of voters who do not collect their national identification cards to prove that they are alive and in the country, but there is no decision yet on the new method that will be used to heighten security, an elections commissioner says. Government-backed ...

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Parliament’s dissolution seems closer

The dissolution of Parliament now appears sooner as the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) says it does not need any more money from government to conduct general elections next March. The Ministry of the Presidency has said that Parliament did not dissolve on December 2, 2019 – three months before general elections – because Finance Minister, Winston Jordan may have to ...

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Jagdeo woos overseas Guyanese to return home to vote

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo is encouraging overseas-based Guyanese to return home and vote in next March’s general elections, even as his party vigorously resists the planned removal of names from the voters’ list because the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) cannot locate those persons. Mr Jagdeo was addressing a packed audience at a fund-raising event in Toronto, Canada, organised by the ...

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