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Guyana Politics: Matter now lies with GECOM – President Granger

Incumbent President David Granger

Guyana Elections: GECOM can correct Lowenfield’s actions – Jagdeo

Bharrat Jagdeo
Bharrat Jagdeo

While President David Granger has endorsed the controversial move by Chief Election Officer (CEO) Keith Lowenfield to discard 25% of the votes cast at the March 2 polls, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo yesterday said that the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) could still rectify the situation.

“What is even more powerful is the constitutional role of the Commission…Lowenfield was hired by the Commission and the constitution of Guyana says that they can intervene and take any act necessary of expedient to ensure impartiality fairness and compliance,” Jagdeo told an online public briefing yesterday.        Continue reading

GECOM pushes back meetings to make way for Court of Appeal hearing

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has pushed back future meetings now that the Guyana Court of Appeal has set Friday to hear a case filed by private citizen whether that election management body must first decide on a “final credible count” of the votes cast at the March 2, 2020 general and regional elections.

Eslyn David  is asking that the Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield be prevented from submitting that report to the GECOM Chairman, Retired Justice Claudette Singh without  “determining the final credible count and or the credibility” of the polls in keeping with the national vote recount orders.

After receiving a notice of motion, Lowenfield did not submit his report.          Continue reading

Guyana Politics: PPP rules out returning to Parliament to approve cash for govt; says state of emergency impossible

Jagdeo and Granger (file photo)

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Sunday ruled out returning to Parliament to  approve funds for government spending if the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) invalidates the March  2, 2020 general and regional elections.

“For the avoidance of doubt, the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) wishes to make it abundantly clear that it will never return to Parliament or support the convening of Parliament unless the true results of the 2nd March 2020 elections, as recently recounted, is lawfully declared by the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM),” the PPP said in a statement.      Continue reading

Jagdeo says Irfaan Ali is constitutionally “deemed” President; no reference to Chief Elections Officer

Bharrat Jagdeo (left) and Irfaan Ali.

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo on Wednesday said Guyana’s constitution clearly provides for the People’s Progressive Party’s presidential candidate, Dr. Irfaan Ali to be declared President.

“It has already been established now that the PPP’s list has the most votes and, therefore, Irfaan Ali is already deemed the President of Guyana. It’s awaiting that section of the Constitution  which says that the Chair of GECOM shall now declare him so as far as we are concerned all of the shenanigans  to prevent the declaration, it will not work because that is the Supreme Law of the country,” Jagdeo said.          Continue reading

GECOM: Elections Recount: PPP leading by 16,371 votes – 167 boxes left to be completed

 Jun 06, 2020 – Kaieteur News

On Day 31 of the National Recount exercise, the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) managed to complete an additional 76 ballot boxes, with the opposition PPP now 16,371 lead votes over the incumbent APNU+AFC.

GECOM’s Public Relations Officer (PRO), Yolanda Ward, informed the media last evening that the  76 boxes were for Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica). The recount for all other regions has been completed. This brings recounted ballot boxes to 2,172, with 167 remaining to be counted.              Continue reading

Guyana Elections 2020: High Court stops Recount – CARICOM team leaves – Updates

High Court blocks CARICOM-supervised recount of Guyana’s general election votes

Guyana Elections 2020: High Court says it can hear case against GECOM…..

— agrees elections report must be scrapped

Guyana High Court

Chief Justice, Roxane George-Wiltshire on Sunday ruled that the High Court has jurisdiction to hear related cases involving several now “absolute” orders against the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) that results for Region Four must not be declared unless they are verified using the same process as they other nine regions have.

Sunday’s decision effectively puts a brake on the possible meeting of GECOM to ratify  a report by the Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield and pave the way for the possible swearing in of David Granger as President for a second consecutive term.              Continue reading

Guyana Elections 2020: The Story Within The Story… E-Day and that ‘X — By Leonard Gildarie

Leonard Gildarie

Well, the hour is upon us.

Most persons can pinpoint that one moment when things changed dramatically, for the better or worse, in their lives. Today or tomorrow will not be a day for us to bandy out nice words to a population that needs guidance. There are decisions to be made and level heads must prevail. If we have to be harsh demanding our future, so be it.

Within hours, Guyana is heading to the polls. It will choose a government that will lead us for the next five years. The performance of that government, with the proceeds of the oil money, can very well cement it as a fixture, because it will be an opportunity to shine.

The parties, Guyanese and other stakeholders, understand all too well what is at stake here. A grateful Guyana, starved for performance from an administration that puts country first, will reciprocate.        Continue reading

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