Monthly Archives: November 2011

Guyana preliminary elections results as at 6:04 PM Wednesday

Guyana preliminary elections results as at 6:04 PM Wednesday
 Written by Demerara Waves
Wednesday, 30 November 2011 15:50
 Overall preliminary figures for General Election as released by the Guyana Elections Commission.…….


APNU – 99,243

AFC –   23,225

PPP/C- 110,145

TUF –         628



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Presidential candidates call for peace …

Presidential candidates call for peace – urges supporters to accept final results


Leaders of four political parties yesterday called for calm as the country awaits the results of Monday’s General and Regional Elections.
The Presidential Candidates urged their supporters to accept the results which are expected to be announced by today.   Read more

Also read:

Georgetown’s a ghost town; presidential candidates issue appeals


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PPP/C withdraws recount request

PPP/C withdraws recount request

Demerara Waves – November 30, 2011

The People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) has withdrawn its request for a recount of ballots after GECOM announced that this could impact on the timely delivery of the elections results, President Bharrat Jagdeo has said.

At a news briefing at State House Wednesday afternoon Jagdeo expressed his party’s disappointment in the sloth in delivering the results.   Continue reading

A New beginning – Editorial by Kaieteur News

A New Beginning


Whatever else may have been achieved in Election 2011, Bharrat Jagdeo’s vacation of the office of President of Guyana has to be a positive development. When the defining words of a president during the campaign are “I is in cuss mode”, we know there is not much hope for an enduring, positive legacy. Guyanese on the whole are happy to see the back of Jagdeo.

But we would like to look towards the future. If, as is now apparent, one of the two main parties ekes out a victory in the sense that by securing a plurality, they have secured the Presidency and the formation of the government, they will have to secure the support of one or the other of the other two parties in parliament so that budgets and initiatives can receive the mandatory 50% approval. Failure to secure this majority would be tantamount to a vote of no confidence and elections would have to be held in three months.  Continue reading

GECOM must explain anomalies before declaring results – APNU

GECOM must explain anomalies before declaring results – APNU

Posted By Stabroek editor On November 30, 2011 @ 2:33 pm In Local | No Comments

Opposition coalition A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) this morning said it will not accept the elections results unless several anomalies in the process were explained by the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM).

Asked whether the party would accept GECOM’s results in the light of the concerns the party has raised about breaches in the electoral process, the coalition’s prime ministerial candidate Dr Rupert Roopnaraine said “APNU is not going to accept any results until these anomalies have been explained to us by GECOM.

Earlier, during the same press briefing at Congress Place, APNU’s presidential candidate David Granger said that his party was “profoundly disturbed by the undue influence being exercised by the PPP/C over GECOM and was not confident that any declaration by GECOM at this stage about the presidency of Guyana could have any legitimate basis.     Read more

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Election Results likely tonight – GECOM

Election Results likely tonight – GECOM

The wait for the official announcement of the winner of this year’s elections could be over tonight, according  to Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) chairman Dr. Steve Surujbally.

Addressing the media today he said they have all of the votes cast in and Chief Election Officer Gocool Boodoo is “very close” to finishing the manual tally and will be able to make an announcement on the next likely president and distribution of seats.   Continue reading

Guyana on edge: Still no official declaration

2011 General and Regional Elections…Guyana on edge: Still no official declaration

NOVEMBER 30, 2011 | BY  |
…APNU, AFC refuse to participate in PPP/C recount request
Last evening, more than 24 hours after the General and Regional Elections were conducted, and with no official declaration having yet been made, tension continued to rise in Guyana as speculations and accusations ran rife.
It was not business as usual in the capital city yesterday either as the majority of businesses remained closed and those that did open for a few hours  in the morning made sure to keep most of their security barriers in place.When Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Public Relations Officer Vishnu Persaud made an announcement yesterday, he indicated that they were still awaiting the statements of poll from a number of regions and that the results had not been verified.

He also told media operatives and observers that the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C) had requested a recount at 35 polling stations in Georgetown and 13 on the East Bank of Demerara.     Read more

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Polling station results from General Elections – Stabroek News stats

Polling station results from Monday’s general elections (Stabroek News stats from outside polling ststions)

Posted By Stabroek editor On November 30, 2011 @ 5:19 am

(Editor’s note: The following results from Monday’s elections are those which have been posted up outside of polling stations and which have been transcribed by Stabroek News reporters.

While they reflect the count at the station, they are not the officially certified results.  Continue reading

Sloth, lies and incompetence in the world of GECOM – Commentary by OVNN

Georgetown, Guyana: November 30th, 2011 — Guyanese are waking up on day 2 after the elections and not much has changed. There is continued foot dragging by GECOM, more stories about documents and equipment being removed from ministries, PPPC false reporting of victory on NCN this morning, stories of attempts to compromise ballot boxes and growing anxiety and concern on the part of Guyanese citizens.

The media in Guyana is largely in “wait and see mode”. There are no tough questions for GECOM or the PPPC, no challenging analysis, no real in-depth reporting of regional voting trends or changes, absolutely nothing of substance offered that would serve to elucidate matters concerning this historic election. One outfit has even gone as far as irresponsibly reporting a PPPC victory with 31% votes in and a 2000 vote PPPC margin. God help Guyana!  Continue reading

Guyana preliminary elections results as at 9:45 AM Wednesday

The incumbent Peoples Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) on Wednesday appeared set to win the presidency in keenly contested general elections.

That party would need more than 50 percent to control the 65-seat National Assembly.

So far, little more than 30 percent of the votes cast have been confirmed and authenticated by the commission, using Statements of Poll.

The opposition coalition A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) has already complained about voter irregularites and the intimidatory presence of a number of PPPC candidates at a number of polling stations.  Continue reading