Daily Archives: November 29, 2011

AFC objects to recounts of ballot boxes

AFC objects to recounts of ballot boxes

Stabroek News – November 29, 2011 @ 6:37 pm | No Comments

The Alliance For Change this afternoon objected to the recounting of ballot boxes which is being arranged by GECOM following a request by the ruling PPP/C.

In a statement, the party said it was  gravely concerned about the inadequacy of information on the recount process and the “total absence of grounds” on which these recounts have been sought.    Continue reading

APNU won’t participate in recount

APNU won’t participate in recount

Stabroek editor On November 29, 2011 @ 6:49

Opposition coalition APNU this evening announced that it would not participate in any recount of the votes, saying it has no confidence that the integrity of ballot boxes has not been compromised since the end of official counting last evening.

At a news conference at 6 pm, APNU campaign manager Joseph Harmon said that the PPP/C’s call for recounts in regions 3, 4 and 10, is an “attempt” by the PPP to stall the announcement of results of the elections and create confusion among the populace.   Continue reading

APNU suspicious of PPP/C recount request

APNU suspicious of PPP/C recount request

Stabroek News– November 29, 2011 @ 4:32 pm

A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) today said that it viewed the move by the PPP/C for a recount of votes in three regions with much suspicion and urged GECOM to handle the matter urgently.

In a statement this afternoon it said that it had just learned that the PPP/C has requested a recount of votes in Regions 3, 4 and 10. “While this is their democratic right the APNU views this move with much suspicion”, APNU said. Continue reading

Guyana preliminary elections results as at 2:11 PM

Guyana preliminary elections results as at 2:11 PM

Demerara Waves – November 29,2011

GECOM chairman Dr. Steve Surujbally has urged Guyanese to be patient with the slothfulness of the announcement of preliminary results from Monday’s General and Regional Elections stating that they must verify the numbers with the hard copies of the Statements of Polls (SOP) from around the country.

“We at GECOM cannot sacrifice exactitude and thoroughness, we cannot compromise our efficiency on the altar of expediency, that is clear,” he told reporters at a news briefing Tuesday morning.

The chairman noted that some results are being called in but they will not be used.

“For us only the SOP hard copy is what counts,” Dr. Surujbally stated. Below are the preliminary figures released so far by GECOM.   Continue reading

The Perils of an elections recount… – Commentary by OVNN

The Perils of an elections recount.

Where in the world is a recall requested before the first counting is over?

Georgetown, Guyana: November 29th, 2011 – For the first time in 19 years, the PPPC government is asking GECOM for a recount in 4 of Guyana’s largest regions, This act only confirms what has already been leaked in the un-certified elections results; the fact that results indicate that APNU has won the 2011 Presidential elections in Guyana.

This recount request defies logic. Where in the world is a recount requested before the counting is complete. PPPC is abusing its influence over GECOM. Continue reading

PPPC asks for recount at 48 polling stations ; APNU says not notified

PPPC asks for recount at 48 polling stations ; APNU says not notified

Demerara Waves – November 29, 2011

The Peoples Progressive Party (PPPC) has asked for votes cast at 48 polling stations to be recounted, a process that could delay the announcement of final election results.

“Naturally, this would have an impact on the timeliness of the declaration of the officla results by the Chief Elections Officer,” said spokesman for the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Vishnu Persaud.

He told reporters that votes cast at 13 stations on the East Bank Demerara and 35 in Georgetown would be recounted.  Continue reading

Guyana preliminary elections results as at noon – Tuesday

Guyana preliminary elections results as at noon

Demerara Waves – November 29, 2011

GECOM chairman Dr. Steve Surujbally has urged Guyanese to be patient with the slothfulness of the announcement of preliminary results from Monday’s General and Regional Elections stating that they must verify the numbers with the hard copies of the Statements of Polls (SOP) from around the country.

“We at GECOM cannot sacrifice exactitude and thoroughness, we cannot compromise our efficiency on the altar of expediency, that is clear,” he told reporters at a news briefing Tuesday morning.

The chairman noted that some results are being called in but they will not be used.

“For us only the SOP hard copy is what counts,” Dr. Surujbally stated. Below are the preliminary figures released so far by GECOM.    Continue reading

A.P.N.U. victory projected – Commentary by OVNN

A.P.N.U. victory projected; GECOM’s Surujbally drags feet on certifying results; PPPC in shock!

Georgetown, Guyana: November 28th, 2011 — (OVNN)

In 1992 when the PPPC government won the elections from then Hoyte led PNC government, the election results were certified and released the same night. Here it is 19 years later, and with the advancements in technology and GECOM’s Surujbally disrespectfully tells the nation to, “go home and sleep” last night.   Continue reading

St. Lucia Elections – Kenny’s back

St. Lucia Elections – Kenny’s back

Kenny’s backSt Lucia Labour Party supporters celebrating the return to power of a Kenny Anthony government. (Picture by Bill Mortley.)

TUE, NOVEMBER 29, 2011 – 12:10 AM

CASTRIES – The St Lucia Labour Party (SLP) came storming back into government in yesterday’s general election, five years after it was swept aside by the United Workers’ Party (UWP).

Preliminary results show the SLP, led by Dr Kenny Anthony, holding a majority of the 17 seats, winning at least 10 and crushing the hopes of outgoing Prime Minister Stephenson King, who had predicted a 14-3 victory for the UWP and a second consecutive term in power.     Continue reading

Life after the elections – Commentary

Life after the elections

NOVEMBER 29, 2011 | BY  |  EDITORIAL 

The die has been cast; the people have voted. For certain there will be a new Head of State because President Bharrat Jagdeo has completed his two terms in office and is not eligible for re-election.

The election was contested on three platforms—achievements, the need for change and an end to corruption. The incumbent insisted that it has done more than enough to be re-elected. It pointed to the new constructions and to the fact that it secured massive debt write-offs.    Continue reading

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