Guyana Elections: Oral arguments to begin Friday on latest challenge to results

The hearing today

The hearing today  – Click photo to enlarge

Chief Justice Roxane George today said that oral arguments will begin on Friday afternoon, July 17 at 2 pm on the latest challenge to the declaration of results from the controversial March 2nd general elections and arguments should conclude around 5 pm and a decision could be made by Sunday.

This was stated today by Justice George during a historic live streaming of a virtual case management hearing.       

The CJ identified the issues that she would have to address in the hearing.

She said that the court would first have to determine whether it has jurisdiction in this matter.

The CJ said that the “nub” of the issue was whether Order 60 governing the recount of votes from the March 2nd general elections was “valid and is valid to permit the declaration” from the March 2nd 2020 elections based on the recount.

Another matter to be considered would be whether Section 22 of the Election Laws (Amendment) Act of 2015 is constitutional or unconstitutional.

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