Guyana Elections Reports and Analysis – 15 May 2015

FRONT PAGE COMMENT… Peace, Unity and Reconciliation

Gecom imageMay 15, 2015 | Filed Under News

Guyana deserves a peaceful, orderly and smooth transition to a new government. Such a transition is the balm that is needed after the bruising and fiercely contested elections campaigns of the past two months. As we now know, the elections have resulted in an extremely narrow victory for the APNU+AFC coalition which will now form […]

Former minister Robert Persaud concedes defeat, calls for inclusive governance

May 15, 2015 | Filed Under News

He was one of the main faces in the campaign of the 2011 General and Regional Elections for the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C). Robert Persaud, 41, was appointed as the Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment, following those elections, commanding a powerful portfolio that included the mining and logging sectors and the emerging oil […]

Private Sector urges PPP/C to accept election results

May 15, 2015 | Filed Under News

Chairman of the Private Sector Commission (PSC), Ramesh Persaud, has called on the Presidential Candidate of the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C), Donald Ramotar, to accept the results of the 2015 election. According to the results emanating from the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), the coalition, A Partnership for National Unity plus Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) is […]

Dem boys seh…Death announcement

May 15, 2015 | Filed Under Dem Boys Seh, Features / Columnists, News

Is a long time de Guyanese people of all race, colour and creed never see anything like wha dem see today.  Whole week Georgetown was like a ghost town because of election. People keep dem pickney home from school all because dem in GECOM skip school when dem was young. Dem still learning fuh count. […]

 GECOM’s systems must be reviewed – Surujbally

May 15, 2015 | Filed Under News

– current set-up an “embarrassment” By Desilon Daniels As the results for the 2015 general and regional elections finally wind down, Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Chairman Dr. Steve Surujbally has indicated that the body’s systems must be reviewed as they are currently an “embarrassment”. Surujbally made the statements not once but twice during the course […]

May 15, 2015 | Filed Under News

Essequibo Some residents on the Essequibo Coast were in full celebratory mode yesterday. This development was one that followed on the heels of the Guyana Elections Commission’s announcement of the preliminary results of Monday’s National and Regional Elections, which suggested a win for the A Partnership for National Unity and Alliance for Change (APNU+AFC) Coalition. […]

“We will fight tooth and nail to ensure we are not cheated” – Jagdeo

May 15, 2015 | Filed Under News

The People’s Progressive Party/ Civic (PPP/C) will fight ‘tooth and nail’ to ensure it is not ‘cheated’. This was the assertion of former President Bharrat Jagdeo, who at a press conference at Freedom House, last evening, brought a sheet purporting to show the differences between his party’s statements of poll (SOPs) and those of the […]

Guyanese celebrate APNU+AFC triumph

May 15, 2015 | Filed Under News

By Kiana Wilburg “We knew the corrupt empire would crumble one day,” was the general mantra of  thousands of Guyanese who flooded the city streets, yesterday, after they learnt that the coalition party—A Partnership for National Unity plus Alliance for Change (APNU+AFC) has won the 2015 election with some 5,000 votes. It was an emotional […]

Linden celebrates change in Govt

May 15, 2015 | Filed Under News

Lindeners took to the streets yesterday in the wake of the announcement that the coalition A Partnership for National Unity plus Alliance for Change (APNU+AFC) had won the May 11, 2015 General and Regional Elections. The mining community came alive as the residents defied the showers to Bob Marley’s “No more fussing and fighting, top […]

Following preliminary elections results…Guyanese need to identify themselves as Guyanese – UN

May 15, 2015 | Filed Under News

Following yesterday’s release of the preliminary results from Guyana’s regional and general elections from the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), which show that the A Partnership for National Unity plus Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) coalition is on track to form the country’s new government, it is important for citizens to view themselves as Guyanese without divisive […]

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