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Granger commits to free and fair elections, amid international outcry

Amid widespread international and local criticism and threats of sanctions due to suspected electoral fraud, President David Granger on Friday said he was committed to free and fair elections. “I have maintained that the electoral process must be credible. Free and fair elections are essential to representative democracy,” he said in a statement. Friday marked 18 days since Guyanese went ...

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High Court blocks CARICOM-supervised recount of Guyana’s general election votes

Even as the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) finetuned legal issues to kick-start the Caribbean Community (Caricom)-supervised recount of votes cast in general elections more than two weeks ago, the High Court on Tuesday granted an injunction blocking that exercise. High Court Judge Franklyn Holder granted a mandatory order to restrain the Chief Elections Officer from embarking upon the recount agreement ...

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GECOM declares APNU+AFC winner of Region Four from questionable process

The Guyana Elections Commission’s (GECOM’s) Returning Officer, Clairmont Mingo late Friday night declared A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) the winner of the general and regional elections in Region Four. Mingo said APNU+AFC won 136,057 and the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) 77,231, while the Regional Elections saw APNU+AFC getting 130,289 and the PPP 74,827. The Region Four results ...

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Chief Justice insists Statements of Poll be displayed during Region Four vote tabulation process

Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire Friday afternoon insisted that the Statements of Poll must be displayed during the tabulation process of the Region Four results in the March 2, 2020 general elections. She told the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) lawyer, Neil Boston that all that is required is for the Statements of Poll to be held up during the tabulation process. ...

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Chief Justice orders GECOM, PPP representatives to resolve concerns over tabulation process

Chief Justice, Roxane George-Wiltshire directed representatives of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) and the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) to meet and resolve a swirling controversy over the tabulation process. The judge, on an initial hearing of a contempt of court proceedings brought by the PPP against GECOM, made it clear that the Returning Officer can use whatever method he chooses ...

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BREAKING: Election results crisis deepens in Guyana

This story is being updated… More controversy enveloped Guyana’s general election results, resulting in a walkout by western diplomats from the tabulation process at the Region Four Returning Office. Returning Officer for Region Four, Clairmont Mingo Friday morning began using Statements of Poll to tabulate results for the March 2, 2020 general elections, ahead of a contempt of court proceedings. ...

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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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Gecom to resume tabulation of Region Four votes on Friday, silent on method

The Guyana Elections Commission (Gecom) Thursday evening announced that tabulation of the electoral results for Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) will resume on Friday at 9 am. However, the commission could not say whether the Region Four Returning Officer, Clairmont Mingo would be using the statements of poll this time around or the controversial spreadsheet that was again rejected by political parties ...

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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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High Court scraps Region Four votes declaration, orders GECOM to conduct recount

Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire on Wednesday ordered the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to restart or continue the verification of the results for Region Four from Thursday at 11 am. She issued that and several other orders because she found that GECOM’s Returning Officer for Region Four had caused “substantial non-compliance” with the Representation of the People Act concerning the addition ...

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