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Carter Centre election observer mission leaves Guyana after criticising APNU+AFC, PPP supporters

The United States-headquartered Carter Centre’s election observation mission on Friday left Guyana, saying the electoral process has so far ground to a halt and the security environment in the country has declined. “The Carter Center made the difficult decision to have the team leave Guyana earlier today after weighing a combination of factors, including the absence of an ongoing electoral ...

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OPINION: Ramjattan must also respect the law and support ballot recount – Nandlall

By Mohabir Anil Nandlall, Attorney-at-Law I read a brief missive from, Mr. Khemraj Ramjattan, calling upon Major General (Ret’d) Joe Singh to respect the law. In it, he says: “Secondly, as regards to history, I know of the Janet Jagan saga where a recount occurred and was overseen by Caricom, Cross Commission I think, but after she was sworn in. ...

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OPINION: CARICOM can still supervise a national recount of Guyana’s votes -Sir Shridath

In the darkness of disagreement, CARICOM’s helpful intervention in trying to resolve the general elections process at the request of both President Granger and Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo, was a ray of light. All Guyana should have welcomed it, as most Guyanese did. It is a wholly legitimate role of community that must not be smothered under any pretext whatever. ...

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CARICOM team pulls out; PPP will deem APNU+AFC govt “illegal and illegitimate”, agitates for international sanctions

The opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Tuesday said if David Granger is sworn in as President for a second straight term under a cloud of questionable election results, his administration would be deemed “illegal and illegitimate” and will lobby the international community for sanctions. The PPP noted that earlier Tuesday United States (US) Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo remarked ...

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Jagdeo, Granger ink document for national recount; fresh controversy erupts over order of count

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo and President David Granger signed a record of their discussions and decisions Monday night, a move regarded as the last step before a Caribbean Community (Caricom)-supervised national recount of votes cast in the March 2, 2020 general elections begins. “This (signing) is done. Let’s see how fast the count could be done,” a well-placed source familiar ...

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Update: Granger, Jagdeo may sign agreement tonight for vote recount in all 10 regions -sources

President David Granger and Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo are Monday night expected to sign an agreement containing the essence of their decisions and discussions after which the national recount of votes cast in the March 2, 2020 general elections is expected to begin, sources said. The well-placed sources said the agreement was necessary especially because the Chief Justice, Roxane George-Wiltshire ...

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Commonwealth, OAS welcome general elections vote recount

The Commonwealth and the Organisation of American States (OAS) have welcomed the decision by President David Granger to ask Caricom to help with supervising a national recount of votes cast in Guyana’s general elections earlier this month. The Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland says the leadership of President David Granger and Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo in coming to this agreement on ...

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CARICOM-supervised national vote recount likely begins Monday

The national recount of votes in Guyana’s general elections, under the supervision of a Caribbean Community (Caricom) team is expected to begin on Monday now that the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) and the regional organisation settled on the terms of reference, election commissioners said late Sunday night. One of the pro-government commissioners, Vincent Alexander said the Caricom recount supervision team’s ...

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