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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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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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AFC ready for talks on national unity government, lays down minimum arrangements

The Alliance For Change (AFC) Monday night endorsed calls for a national unity government and constitutional reform and said it was ready to be party of those discussions. “The Party therefore calls on our national leaders to immediately commence talks in good faith to achieve those objectives of unity, healing and reconciliation. The AFC has authorised its leaders to actively ...

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OPINION: Political dogfight is over (cheap) oil

By GHK Lall We reach for a mirage, we clutch at straws, we sprawl before the world. In my estimation, Guyana’s political junkyard dogfight is all about power. I am unmoving that ascending to power provides the first access to the feverishly desired control and dissipation of that opulent oil ocean out there within this country’s borders. Though those are ...

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Britain warns of “serious consequences for those concerned” if election results are bogus

United Kingdom (UK) Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab on Tuesday warns that if a Guyana government is sworn in based on elections that are not credible, there will be “serious consequences for those concerned,” This is the second such stern warning in as many days from a key western nation. And, the United States National Security Council (NSC) says “The U.S. ...

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PPP accuses APNU+AFC of double standards in national recount of votes

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) says strong evidence has surfaced that A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) is displaying double standards about its desire to settle the political impasse over the results of the March 2, 2020 general elections. The PPP points to the fact that APNU+AFC candidate, Attorney-at-Law, Roysdale Forde on Friday afternoon told High Court Judge, ...

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Caricom leaders say “every vote must count” in Guyana’s elections; calls on Returning Officer to abide by High Court ruling

A team of Caribbean Community (Caricom) leaders left Guyana Thursday after attempting to mediate in a dispute over the results for the March 2, 2020 general elections, saying that “every vote must count.” “Any attempt to stall the process or any attempt to obfuscate the process is one that runs against the spirit of the Chief Justice’s judgement and it ...

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ACDA urges international community to back down from “irresponsible and unhelpful” statements

The African Cultural and Development Association (ACDA) on Friday called on key western nations and international observers to be cautious about the statements they have been issuing on the electoral situation in Guyana following the March 2, 2020 general and regional elections. ACDA noted that their statements were not contributing to a lowering of tensions in a country whose population ...

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