Accountability Watch

Thwarting the will of the people to elect a gov’t of their choice is a betrayal of national trust and a serious human rights violation

The Commonwealth Charter recognises the inalienable right of individuals to participate in democratic processes, in particular through free and fair elections in shaping the society in which they live and for this right to be protected and respected.              Commonwealth Secretary General Patricia Scotland In last week’s article, we referred to the judicial intervention sought by one Eslyn David in relation to the recently completed recount of the votes cast in the 2020 elections.

Holding one’s breath for an expeditious, transparent and credible recount of the votes (Part III)

What has transpired in this sister Caricom country since the March 2, 2020 election has basically been a circus, and it is indeed a shame that up to this stage a credible count of the votes has not been completed.                                                    Jamaica Observer Since 21 December 2018, Guyana has not had a democratically elected government in place to manage the affairs of the country and to restore it to a state of normalcy.

Democracy on trial: Aftermath of the 2020 general and regional elections (Part IV)

You, Mr President, are a Churchman, you believe in God the Supreme, the Creator and Destroyer and those who would delude themselves that they would live forever, must realize that when that day comes, you can’t take a single thing with you – you come in this world with nothing and you leave with nothing and all that is left is what you have done for the people on earth. 

Democracy on trial: Aftermath of the 2020 national and regional elections (Part III)

I am not sufficiently convinced that the results of the Region 4 elections as declared by the GECOM RO last Thursday (March 5th) accurately reflect the results recorded on the various statements of poll collected from the 879 polling stations…I have a difficulty accepting that all the persons and organizations who have so far deemed the process to lack credibility have somehow gotten it wrong…If our election results are as widely rejected as they appear likely to be, then there can be no winners.

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