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Harmon, Nandlall differ on house-to-house registration disenfranchising overseas-based Guyanese

The Guyana government on Friday rubbished claims that thousands of overseas-based Guyanese could be disenfranchised if their names are removed from the current voters’ list through house-to-house registration. Minister of State, Joseph Harmon said overseas-based Guyanese could not be registered if they are not at their residences when enumerators of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) conduct registration. “If you reside ...

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OPINION: House-to-house de-registration unconstitutional

By Attorney-at-Law Anil Nandlall It is now public knowledge that without the support of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP)-nominated Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Commissioners, GECOM is moving to house-to-house registration. It is also public knowledge that this decision of GECOM is a direct response to a call from Congress Place. I feel impelled to reiterate that since his appointment, the ...

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OPINION: Where to after the CCJ? Especially for the losing

by GHK Lall There is an anticlimactic feel to the court decision(s). Now there is breathing space for re-strategizing and repositioning, and none more so than for an opposition, which prematurely overreached. Oil does make for madness. Also, GECOM gets some much-needed space to operate; and a government with a second lease on life is provided an opportunity to shake ...

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Jagdeo tones down call for polling date after Court of Appeal invalidates no-confidence vote

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo Friday night appeared to tone down calls for President David Granger to announce an early election date after Guyana’s Court of Appeal ruled that the no-confidence motion was not validly passed. He, however, said his People’s Progressive Party (PPP) would continue to demand that the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) be in a state of readiness for  ...

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GECOM’s Alexander rubbishes Jagdeo’s house-to-house rigging claims

One of Guyana’s governing coalition-appointed Elections Commissioners, Vincent Alexander, has slammed Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo for accusing the Commission of plotting to rig the upcoming general elections through house-to-house registration. “All that he has said is so unsubstantiated. It is unbelievable that he is an ex-president of this country,” Alexander told Demerara Waves Online News. Jagdeo earlier this week charged ...

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Granger, Jagdeo still tussling over polling date after Carter Center proposal

President David Granger appeared to be holding out for general elections in November after house-to-house registration despite a proposal by the United States’ Carter Center that could allow for earlier polls in August. “In the circumstances, I am instructed to inform you that His Excellency the President intends to shortly name a date for general and regional elections in Guyana ...

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Jagdeo says GECOM, coalition plot to rig elections through updating voters’ list

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on Wednesday accused the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) of conspiring with the governing coalition to rig the general elections by replacing the current voters’ list through house-to-house registration. He told a news conference that the PPP would continue to pile pressure on the David Granger-led administration, through peaceful protests and legal action until he calls early ...

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GECOM Chairman tells President general elections possible in November; PPP elections commissioners say there’s no law, policy for house-to-house registration

The Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), James Patterson, has informed President David Granger that general elections should be possible in November 2019 after house-to-house registration, but the opposition People’s Progressive Party’s (PPP) elections commissioners said such a process is not grounded in law or policy. “In consideration of all of the above, the fulfillment of the various conditions ...

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GECOM avoids ERC questions on alleged race-based employment practices

The Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC) on Monday said the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) did not provide information to prove whether elections commissioner Robeson Benn’s claim that more than 90 percent of the workers there are Afro-Guyanese. The ERC also said Benn, who had first raised the issue and had triggered a complaint by his People’s Progressive Party (PPP) did not ...

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