Tag Archives: General and Regional Elections

Contracts approved by Caretaker Govt. will be deemed invalid – PPP’s Jagdeo

Bharrat Jagdeo

Kaieteur News – 13 September 2019 – Source

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP), according to its General Secretary, Bharrat Jagdeo, will not recognise as valid, the contracts handed out by the Caretaker A Partnership for National Unity + Alliance for Change (APNU+AFC) Government, as its powers have been vastly reduced, following its defeat on December 21, 2018, by a Motion of No Confidence in the National Assembly.

The Opposition Leader is confident that with him at the helm of the party and Mohamed Irfaan Ali as its presidential nominee, it will win the upcoming General and Regional Election.       Continue reading

March 2020 is earliest possible time for elections – GECOM Commissioners

According to GECOM, the merger of that data with the National Register of Registrants (NRR) would be followed by an extensive period of claims and objections, but the timeframe for that is unclear.

Otherwise, GECOM discussed the production of new identification (ID) cards, which are very different in configuration, material and design, from the cards currently in circulation.        Continue reading

Guyana Politics: House-to-house registration to end on August 31, 2019

BREAKING: House-to-house registration to end on August 31, 2019

Posted by: Denis Chabrol in Demerara Waves – August 27, 2019

The Chairperson of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Retired Justice Claudette Singh has ordered that the now more-than-one-month-old house-to-house registration will come to an end on Saturday, August 31 and the data would be merged.

“Cognizant of all that has transpired over the past months, GECOM has an obligation to produce a credible Official List of Electors (OLE) in the first instance and ultimately credible elections within the shortest possible time,” Justice Singh stated.
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Guyana Elections: GECOM commences training for polling day staff

– over 2,200 undergoing training in Georgetown 
– a total of 11,500 to be trained ahead of elections

IN preparation of the imminent General and Regional Elections, the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), on Saturday August 17, 2019, commenced the process of training polling day staff. This includes the training of presiding officers, assistant presiding officers, ballot clerks, poll clerks and information clerks among others.

The training exercise was rolled out in 20 locations across Georgetown, and over the next six to eight weeks will be conducted in other communities across Guyana.  Continue reading

Guyana Politics: Ramjattan to challenge Nagamootoo for PM post

Photo: Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo (left), and Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan

GECOM Chairman tells President General Elections possible in November 2019

PPP elections commissioners say there’s no law, policy for house-to-house registration

The Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), James Patterson, has informed President David Granger that general elections should be possible in November 2019 after house-to-house registration, but the opposition People’s Progressive Party’s (PPP) elections commissioners said such a process is not grounded in law or policy.
The GECOM Chairman also asked the President to provide GYD$3.5 billion to conduct the general elections and 10 regional council elections later this year, as the existing funds are to be used for house-to-house registration.

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Guyana Politics: President tells GECOM to prepare for elections

President tells GECOM to prepare for elections

In his letter to GECOM, the President promised to initiate measures to provide the requested funds and to seek the approval of the National Assembly to ensure that an agreement can be reached, given both the Constitutional requirements and GECOM’s capability.        Continue reading

Guyana Politics: GECOM CEO not given go-ahead to prepare for elections; PPP disagree

Keith Lowenfield

Looks like the PPP/C concedes defeat, begin clearing out offices

PPP/C concedes defeat, begin clearing out offices

MAY 14, 2015 | BY | Packing and shredding documents
Persons packing items and boxes into the SUV.

Persons packing items and boxes into the SUV.

Officials of a number of Government agencies and Ministries seem to be packing up and leaving, ahead of the official announcement of the winner of Monday’s General and Regional elections.

Yesterday, amidst reports of movements of files and other official documents, Kaieteur News managed to determine that this was indeed the case.

This was a clear indication that the People’s Progressive Party/Civic was conceding that it had lost the elections.  Continue reading

President Ramotar votes… says Opposition supporters will not be vicitmised if PPP wins

Opposition supporters will not be vicitmised if PPP wins; inclusive parliamentary governance best option–President tells Guyanese as he votes

Monday, 11 May 2015 09:50 – Written by 

President Donald Ramotar casting his ballot at St. John's College.

President Donald Ramotar casting his ballot at St. John’s College.

The Head of State’s message to the nation was, “vote for peace, progress and prosperity,” after explaining to the media that he expects to win some 40 seats in Parliament. “My most optimistic guess is 40 (seats),” he told the media.   Continue reading

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