Guyana Elections: Irfaan Ali declared President after Lowenfield submits report

Mohamed Irfaan Ali was today declared the 9th Executive President of Guyana by GECOM Chairperson, Claudette Singh.

The announcement came this afternoon after Chief Election Officer Keith Lowenfield submitted the results of the March 2nd general elections using the recount figure which shows a victory for the PPP/C.       

The Chair has since written Chancellor of the Judiciary, Justice Yonette Cummings advising of the result and requesting that arrangements be made to facilitate the swearing in.

Lowenfield  made the submission this afternoon to the GECOM Chair  paving the way for the long-awaited declaration of the result and potentially ending a five-month-old crisis.

Public Relations Officer Yolanda Ward issued the following terse statement this afternoon on a day of dramatic developments:

CEO submits report to Chairperson using results of the recount of ballots cast at the General and Regional Elections.

On the submission of the report by Lowenfield, the government-appointed commissioners Vincent Alexander, Charles Corbin and Desmond Trotman walked out.

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  • brandli62  On August 2, 2020 at 4:24 pm

    I wish Irfaan Ali lots of success in his new role as President of Guyana. I hope that he will govern in the interest of all Guyanese and follow the path of President Granger in curbing corruption.

    • kamtanblog  On August 2, 2020 at 5:05 pm

      Wishful thinking !

      Corruption is pandemic in guyanese society !

      Smart to cheat !

      Kamtan

    • kamtanblog  On August 3, 2020 at 2:22 am

      Let’s see how many anti corruption laws are introduced/institutionalised in parliament now.
      Laws that’s are enforceable/enforced.

      • brandli62  On August 3, 2020 at 4:48 am

        True! I also think electoral reform will be necessary. The has to include an update of the voter registry and a system that makes sure that the ballot boxes are not stuffed with excess votes. Given the slim 2 seat majority of the governing party, it will be necessary for them to find compromises with the opposition, particularly if changes to the Guyanese constitution are planned.

  • Jai Etwaroo  On August 2, 2020 at 5:20 pm

    Congratulations and I wish you great success as President of our nation Guyana ,
    I hope you do a good job in bringing employment back for Guyanese and never sell out any part of Guyana to any foreign source ,Many retired Guyanese would like to return home for their retirement , Make the streets of Guyana safe to walk again , Do the right thing so Guyanese must not have any reason to vote for PNC ever again .

  • pascale scott  On August 3, 2020 at 2:33 am

    I would not waste my thoughts I know that Guyanese will continue to be a poor nation at the end of the big Heist of the new found wealth. We many natural resources with a small population and 54 years has passed since independence and each citizen cannot have basic standard of living. This new greed enthusiast party run by Jagadeo again, it a shame that we are still behind Ex president as Vice President reveals our ignorance and greed of Jagadeo.Another four years the rogues and vagabonds.usa is waiting and all the other to bleed the country and left you with a higher grade of poverty and another invasion from The foreigners.

  • Janet James  On August 3, 2020 at 4:33 am

    Stop corruption in the police, corruption is endemic in the police force. Some lawyers are very corrupted they take bribes just like the police. I know Jailall Kissoon is the most corrupted lawyer, who gives away his client land to his friends. Whereas John Pyneandy is a crook who should serve a long prison sentence for bribery and lying in court.

    • Bernard  On August 3, 2020 at 7:36 am

      Where is Veda? He must be pleased to learn of the marathon declaration. It’s nice to see a surprising level of civility in the comments. It’s a testament to the intelligence of the Guyanese people.

      Now, I hope Ali manages our country’s natural resources efficiently and keeps our forest intact. No shady giveaways.

      Bernard

      • kamtanblog  On August 3, 2020 at 7:57 am

        Pipe dream my friend.
        Status quo in politricks !
        Power corrupts
        Ultimate power corrupts ultimately!

        QED

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