Internet Radio

Tag Archives: national vote recount

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 ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

GECOM reinvites CARICOM as site visit planned for national vote recount venue

The seven-member Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Tuesday invited the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to again send a team to help scrutinise the recount of votes that were cast in last month’s general elections, election commissioners confirmed. “We have taken a decision to reengage them. They have been communicated with. We do not, as yet, have a feedback as far as ...

Read More »

PPP, PNCR executives differ on need for elections audit or vote recount

Top executive members of the the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) and the People’s National Congress Reform-led incumbent coalition are at odds over whether there should be a basic numerical national recount of votes cast in last month’s general elections or an audit. PPP executive member, Attorney-at-Law, Anil Nandlall said there was no need for an audit to examine the voters’ ...

Read More »

Recount is illegal -PNCR member, James Bond; GECOM yet to discard 10 declarations

Even as the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Retired Justice Claudette Singh has so far not asked the seven-member decision-making body to decide the fate of the 10 regional declarations of last month’s general elections, a prominent member of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) insisted that recount is illegal. Attorney-at-Law, James Bond, however, made it clear that ...

Read More »

PPP proposes 10-day national recount

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Thursday discussed a proposal by the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) to reduce the time it would take to recount the results of last month’s general elections from 156 days to 10 days. PPP-nominated Elections Commissioner, Sase Gunraj says he and his colleagues revised the timeframe by increasing the number of work-stations from six to ...

Read More »

GECOM recount of general election votes can take 156 days

The Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield reportedly says recounting votes in last month’s general and regional election will take 156 days, a position that the People’s Progressive Party (PPP)-nominated election commissioners rejected almost immediately. Pro-coalition election commissioner, Vincent Alexander says the Lowenfield plan calculates that each ballot box will take at least two hours to count. The GECOM secretariat explained ...

Read More »

Regional declaration of election results still “stand” -GECOM secretariat

Despite repeated claims by members of the seven-member Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) that the 10 districts’ declarations of results were no longer valid, the Commission Secretariat said those official results were still valid. “The declarations for all regions still stand until replaced by a new count,” GECOM spokeswoman, Yolanda Ward told News-Talk Radio Guyana 103.1 FM/Demerara Waves Online News. In ...

Read More »

APNU+AFC labels PSC a PPP “stooge”; calls for elections audit, not mere recount

A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) has labelled the Private Sector Commission (PSC) a “stooge” of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) for insisting that a national recount would be a waste of time. This simplistic posture of the PSC, not only abrogates the transparency they claim to seek, but has removed the veil of neutrality in which it ...

Read More »

US ready to work with GECOM, international observers on recount -Pompeo

United States (US) Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo has welcomed the decision by Guyana’s court system that effectively paves the way for a national recount of votes cast in last month’s general elections and pledged to work with the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) and foreign observers to get the task done. “We’d also like to commend Guyana’s High Court for ...

Read More »