Introduction Today marks one year to the day since Guyanese went to the polls to exercise their democratic right, triggering a five-month battle to uphold free and fair elections which saw thousands of persons rallying to defend democracy and the international community exerting swingeing pressure on the APNU+AFC government to comply with democratic principles.
(Stabroek News March 6, 2020) Throughout his tenure in office, President Granger has presented himself as beyond reproach while flagrantly breaching the constitution of the Republic of Guyana in a selfish bid to remain in power to empower him and his constituency.
(Letter in SN on March 18, 2020) Dear Editor, This letter is addressed to GECOM and the powers that be in the Government.
Overall Conclusion We fully understand the magnitude and significance of these elections.
One of the two petitions filed by the main opposition APNU+AFC challenging the results of the March 2nd 2020 polls has been dismissed because its presidential candidate David Granger was not served on time but the other one will proceed and timelines were yesterday set for it.
The Alliance For Change (AFC) yesterday congratulated President Irfaan Ali on his election while maintaining that there were “countless” irregularities at the March 2nd election and this would be pursued via a petition.
Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs François-Philippe Champagne yesterday said that Ottawa looks forward to working with President Irfaan Ali.
The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, on Sunday congratulated the new President of Guyana, Dr.
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) yesterday welcomed the conclusion of Guyana’s General and Regional Elections of 2 March 2020 with the declaration of the final results.
The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Shalimar Ali-Hack has discontinued criminal charges of misconduct in public office that were filed against the Chairperson of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), retired judge Claudette Singh.
Exactly five months after voters went to the polls and the rolling back of blatant efforts to rig the March 2nd general elections in favour of APNU+AFC, the PPP/C’s presidential candidate Irfaan Ali was dramatically sworn in yesterday as Guyana’s 9th President.
In one of his last official acts before demitting office, President David Granger yesterday recognised the declaration by the Chair of GECOM, Justice (ret’d) Claudette Singh of the recount results which showed a victory for the opposition PPP/C at the March 2nd polls and he also signalled that an election petition was in the offing.
The envoys of the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and the European Union yesterday congratulated Irfaan Ali on his swearing in as the President of Guyana and said they looked forward to “meaningful progress on constitutional reform and reconciliation”.
Acting Assistant Secretary for the US Department of State’s Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, Michael Kozak yesterday congratulated President Irfaan Ali on his swearing in.
After months of wrangling over the results of the recount of votes from March 2nd and a slew of court cases, GECOM Chair Claudette Singh yesterday declared the PPP/C to be the winner of the controversy-ridden polls in the absence of the three government-appointed commissioners who had left in protest.
The Georgetown Chamber of Commerce & Industry (GCCI) yesterday congratulated Dr Mohamed Irfaan Ali on his appointment as the 9th Executive President of Guyana.
As he called for a swift declaration of the March 2nd General Elections using the recount votes which he said is inevitable, CARICOM Chairman and Prime Minister of St.
In a unanimous judgment, the Guyana Court of Appeal has dismissed the appeal filed by Misenga Jones, who was seeking to have the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) prevented from using the results of the national recount to declare a winner of the March 2nd elections.
The United States yesterday announced that additional “senior individuals” from Guyana will be prevented from entering the country for undermining democracy.