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Guyana: Proposed Amendments to Elections Law Totally Inadequate – By Ralph Ramkarran

By Ralph Ramkarran – Conversation Tree Blog – November 13, 2021

The amendments to the elections’ laws proposed by the Government through the Representation of the People (Amendment) Bill are woefully inadequate. They are limited to the following: imposing higher penalties for elections’ offences; creating new elections’ offences with high penalties; adumbrating a new structure for District (Region) 4; and establishing new offices for District 4. Having now demonstrated a mindset of where it wants to go by the contents of the Bill, the Government is unlikely to divert from this already decided course, except perhaps with minor amendments.

But much more is required, and this was the opportunity to accomplish needed reforms in other areas of the electoral system, especially since the next elections are four years away. I have written extensively, but vainly, about elections’ reform over several years. I now take the opportunity to repeat some of those ideas.              Continue reading

GUYANA: LATEST NEWS – 02 June 2015 – Demerara Waves

Demerara WavesGUYANA: LATEST NEWS – 02 May 2015 – Demerara Waves

THE FALL OF THE PPP – by Ralph Ramkarran


Ralph Ramkarran

Ralph Ramkarran

Posted on May 23, 2015 – by Ralph Ramkarran

The PPP’s boast has always been that it never lost elections. While it gained the highest votes in 1964, it was the PNC that was invited to form the government, which it did in coalition with the United Force. The slogan of ‘cheated not defeated’ resounded through the decades. The slogan is once again rearing its head.

The claim that it lost as a result of fraud allows it to maintain the delusion, for the benefit of its supporters, that it has never lost elections. This also serves to protect its leaders and policies from critical analysis and corrective action and revive its historic claims to victimology, now of an openly posturing ethnic political entity, to sustain the sympathy of its innocent supporters against the tribal hordes. Continue reading

President Carter, a true Friend of Guyana, visits again – by Ralph Ramkarran


Posted on April 18, 2015  – by
Jimmy Carter

President Jimmy Carter

When the US Government under President Bush decided in 1990 that it would support free and fair elections in Guyana, it was the Carter Centre that was called upon to act as the midwife for a new era of democracy in Guyana. Even though the Hoyte government’s lifeline of international financial and diplomatic support had been partially severed, the government still resisted the reforms demanded by the then opposition. It required the renowned stature and nuanced diplomatic skills of President Carter to negotiate the necessary concessions that would guarantee free and fair elections. President Carter’s name will remain forever associated with Guyana’s democracy.

President Carter and the Carter Centre remained engaged with Guyana. It established a permanent office, mounted a second full observer mission for the 2001 elections and conducted a focused observation for the 2006 elections. On both occasions it concluded that the elections were free and fair.   Continue reading

Guyana Elections: Accepting the Election Results – by Ralph Ramkarran


Ralph Ramkarran

Ralph Ramkarran

Posted on April 4, 2015  – by

Since the restoration of free and fair elections in Guyana, the only election results that have been accepted were those of 1992, even though they, and most other elections since then, were accompanied by violence, particularly after the elections. The Opposition castigated the 2011 elections alleging ‘discrepancies,’ although admitting that the results would not have been affected. The PPP went further and alleged that the 2011 elections were rigged against it.

The consequences of the failure to accept election results have been devastating to Guyana. It results, after most elections, in serious post-election violence, which causes damage to property, injury and loss to innocent people and harm to Guyana. It further exacerbates ethnic tension, which the elections campaign would already have whipped up, drives fear in the population and generates a feeling of uncertainty in the minds of investors.   Continue reading

Presidential candidates to issue statement on results – tensions rising

Presidential candidates to issue statement on results

… Tensions rising in Georgetown after results declared

Posted By Stabroek editor On December 1, 2011 @ 6:53 pm In Local | No Comments

Amid tensions in the city this evening and the gathering of persons in various parts of Georgetown, the four presidential candidates are preparing to issue a joint statement.
Sources told Stabroek News that President-elect Donald Ramotar and presidential candidates David Granger, Khemraj Ramjattan and Peter Persaud met at Parliament this evening and a statement on the declaration of the official results is to be made.     Continue reading

Guyana preliminary elections results as at 9:48 AM Thursday

Guyana preliminary elections results as at 9:48 AM Thursday
Written by Demerara Waves
Wednesday, 30 November 2011 15:50

Overall preliminary figures for General Election as released by the Guyana Elections Commission

APNU – 116,305

AFC –     31,489

PPP/C- 148,976

TUF –         781



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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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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

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

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