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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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No curfew extension for GECOM’s national recount; foreign scrutineers, observers must be quarantined for 14 days

The National COVID-19 Task Force has ruled out allowing a recount of general election votes after 6pm. Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, who chairs the Task Force, says in the government-controlled Guyana Chronicle newspaper that Guyana Elections Commission was told to adjust its 10-hour work hour schedule from 6am to 5pm. Writing in his column, “My Turn”, in the government-controlled Guyana ...

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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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Guyana Bar Association worried that vote recount time will clash with Constitution

The Guyana Bar Association (GBA) on Thursday cautioned that a national recount of votes in last month’s general and regional elections will collide with the Constitution because Parliament should meet no later than April 30, 2020. The GBA warned that as of Thursday, 14 days were “left before Guyana delves further into the constitutional abyss to which the country was ...

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GECOM Chairman to make key recount decisions on Friday

Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Retired Justice Claudette Singh will Friday hand down crucial decisions that will determine how long the national recount of ballots cast in last month’s general elections would take. Election Commissioner Vincent Alexander said Singh reported that the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) already expressed concerned that 20 workstations would result in too much congestion of ...

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Elections Commissioner Alexander proposes 8 recount workstations; Commissioner Gunraj sticks with 20

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is now tasked with determining whether to use eight, five or 20 computer workstations for a national recount of ballots cast the March general elections. Pro-coalition Elections Commissioner, Vincent Alexander said his proposal for eight counting stations was tabled after he and other election commissioners, GECOM Chairman Retired Justice Claudette Singh, Chief Elections Officer Keith ...

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Start date for national vote recount “likely” today

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Wednesday afternoon indicated that a date for the start for the national recount of votes cast in March’s general elections is likely to be decided soon and that the exercise could be finished by April 30, 2020. These indications came from GECOM Chairman, Retired Justice Claudette Singh and pro-coalition Elections Commissioner, Vincent Alexander shortly ...

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OAS elections observer mission calls for removal of biased persons from national vote recount

The Organisation of American States (OAS) election observer mission on Wednesday frowned on Guyana’s Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield’s proposed 156-day duration for a recount of votes cast in general elections in March. The Chief of the OAS Observer Mission, former Prime Minister of Jamaica, Bruce Golding also issued a call for the removal of biased persons from the recount ...

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