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Amended election laws should be used as “test run” in local government elections

Government says it wants a number of Guyana’s election laws amended in time for the holding of already overdue local government elections. “They will be crucial, we believe, for holding local government elections as a test run because many of the measures that we are putting in place in that Bill could then be implemented in the local government reform,” ...

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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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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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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’ ...

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APNU+AFC candidate asks Court of Appeal to order High Court to review GECOM vote recount decision

The Court of Appeal will Thursday begin determining whether Ulita Moore can appeal a decision that the High Court cannot legally hear her request for a judicial review of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to order a recount of votes cast in last month’s general elections. Through her lawyers Mayo Robertson and Roysdale Forde, Moore wants the application for leave ...

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GECOM Chair, Chief Elections Officer at odds over recount of general election votes

The Chairperson of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Retired Justice Claudette Singh and the Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield are at odds over whether the seven-member body can order a recount of votes cast in general and regional elections earlier this month. Singh, through her lawyer Kim Kyte-Thomas, said in High Court papers that the seven-member GECOM can constitutionally order ...

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Jagdeo loses High Court arguments on jurisdiction to hear elections case

The High Court on Friday ruled that it can hear a request for a judicial review of a decision by the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to recount votes cast in the March 2 general elections. Lawyers for People’s Progressive Party Representative of Candidates List, Bharrat Jagdeo, however, applied for leave to appeal Justice Franklyn Holder’s decision that he has jurisdiction ...

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PPP’s Jagdeo asks High Court to find it cannot hear APNU+AFC candidate’s election case

Four days after the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) and several small political parties succeeded in joining a High Court case by an A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) candidate for a judicial review of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to order a recount of the votes cast in general elections earlier this month, the PPP said the court ...

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Jagdeo, three small parties now parties in case against recount

The High Court on Friday admitted Representative of the People’s Progressive Party’s (PPP) list of candidates, Bharrat Jagdeo and the three small joinder political parties as interested parties in a judicial review of decision to recount ballots of this month’s general and regional elections. The three parties that contested separately with the intention of having their votes added are A ...

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APNU+AFC says contempt of court case against Region Four Returning Officer a PPP cover-up of fake poll statements, calls for “unimpeded” declaration of results

As the High Court prepares to hear the People’s Progressive Party’s (PPP) contempt case against the Region Four Returning Officer, Calirmont Mingo, A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) said this latest legal move should not be approved because it is a ruse to cover up bogus statements of poll (SOPs). “The PPP took the matter to court and ...

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