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Several reasons surface for Deputy Chief Elections Officer’s arrest, detention

At least three reasons were Wednesday cited by her lawyers and police for the arrest and detention of Deputy Chief Elections Officer Roxanne Myers, after the Guyana Police Force disputed an account by one of her lawyers for locking her up overnight Tuesday. Attorney-at-Law Nigel Hughes said he was standing by his position that Ms. Myers was arrested for alleged ...

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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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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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United Kingdom willing to help resolve Guyana’s election controversy

United Kingdom (UK) Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab on Tuesday offered Guyana to help resolve the election-related controversy over the vote count in Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica), the most populous of the country’s ten administrative regions. “We stand ready to offer assistance to ensure a credible election result is produced,” he said in a statement. Mr Raab’s full statement follows: The United ...

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Caricom leaders head to Guyana to mediate in post-elections unrest

Days after saying the 15-nation Caribbean Community (Caricom) was ready to mediate in an election-related political dispute that saw an outbreak of unrest and violence, Chairperson, Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley will be leading a delegation of regional leaders to Guyana on Wednesday. “In an effort to ease tension in the country and assist in arriving at a resolution to ...

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OPINION: Stop the violence, burden of Guyana’s future rests with GECOM Chairman

by Christopher Ram The descent into sporadic but geographically widespread violence following last Monday’s general and regional elections is a most regrettable and dangerous development in this country. Our political leaders must elevate the national interest above that of their party. This requires empathy, understanding and courage in order to protect our country’s hard won but still developing democracy. Those ...

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“I crave your indulgence” -Granger in appeal for patience for GECOM results declaration

Presidential candidate of the A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC), David Granger Wednesday night appealed for patience and calm until the Guyana Elections Commission gives the final results. He issued the appeal hours after meeting with representatives of the Carter Center Elections Observation Mission. “I am asking you to be patient,” he told supporters. Mr Granger said his ...

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Overnight GECOM staff stoppages snarl declaration of Region Four results

Four days after general and regional elections were held in Guyana, the declaration of results for Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica), the country’s largest administrative region, has suffered a major delay, although People’s Progressive Party (PPP) representatives were pre-dawn Thursday cautiously optimistic that the verification of results will begin by 9am or 10am. The delay was as a result of three work ...

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GECOM resolves vote-padding concerns, resumes verification of Region 4 votes

As supporters of A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) Wednesday night began congregating outside the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Region Four Returning Office, both major parties continued to claim victory in Monday’s general elections. The coalition supporters chanted intermittently their campaign slogan “Forward Ever, Backward Never,” after the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) and observers, such as the ...

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