Embattled Chief Election Officer (CEO) Keith Lowenfield yesterday presented figures to the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) showing a victory for the incumbent APNU+AFC—in clear defiance of the instruction by the Chair Claudette Singh to utilise the recount tabulation which shows a win for the opposition PPP/C.
The opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Saturday added its voice to calls for the Chief Election Officer (CEO) Keith Lowenfield to be dismissed for insubordination, while its presidential candidate Irfaan Ali accused him of denying the Guyanese electorate their democratically-elected government.
Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Chairperson Claudette Singh has dismissed allegations that she is part of a plot to ensure that a particular party is declared the winner of the March 2 polls as an attempt to create “mischief.”
Based on the vote tally from the national recount of votes from the March 2 elections, the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) yesterday urged caretaker president David Granger to initiate formal congratulatory messages to the winner, PPP/C presidential candidate Irfaan Ali, ahead of a formal declaration.
Baroness Sugg, Britain’s Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Overseas Territories and Sustainable Development, has joined the call for the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to declare a final result from the March elections on the basis of the recount of votes.
Following Chief Election Officer Keith Lowenfield’s decision to disregard the request by the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Chairperson Claudette Singh to submit a report on the outcome of the general elections using the results of the national recount exercise, the Organization of American States (OAS) yesterday said his actions were unjustifiable.
Embattled Chief Election Officer (CEO) Keith Lowenfield has been given up to 11 am today by Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Chair Claudette Singh to produce a final report of the March 2nd general elections using the results of the national recount of votes.
Following Wednesday’s decision by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres yesterday called for an announcement of the final results of Guyana’s March 2 polls as soon as possible.
Former Jamaica Prime Minister , who headed the Organization of American States (OAS) election observer mission to Guyana, has said that the behaviour of government functionaries has raised “serious doubts” over whether they will accept the ruling of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) that has prevented the Chief Election Officer (CEO) from invalidating over 115,000 votes from the March 2nd polling.
Opposition-nominated members of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) are cautiously hopeful that the torturous elections will end today at 2 pm when Chief Election Officer (CEO) Keith Lowenfield submits a report of the “valid votes counted in the National Recount as per the Certificates of Recount.”
New CARICOM Chair Ralph Gonsalves yesterday urged respect of Wednesday’s Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) ruling by all stakeholders and he said he expected an early declaration by GECOM of the result of the March 2nd general elections.
On Wednesday the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) delivered its judgment invalidating the ruling of the Guyana Court of Appeal on valid votes, which essentially paved the way for GECOM to finally declare a result for the March 2nd general elections using the figures from the recount.
The Guyana Elections Commission can ignore any report from Chief Election Officer (CEO) Keith Lowenfield that does not conform with the law.
A group of Caribbean NGOs have iterated their support for Guyanese to enjoy a free, fair and democratic system of election that expresses the will of the people and have also posited the need for a more inclusionary process of government going forward.
Dear Editor, Reference is made to an advertisement in the Trinidad Guardian (page 10 July 5) regarding the Guyana constitution and jurisdiction of the Caribbean Court of Justice.
The Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC) yesterday again urged peace and responsible behaviour by all as the nation awaits the final declaration of the March 02, 2020, General and Regional Elections. “There is no doubt that the historically long period it has taken for the declaration to be made has exacerbated tensions and discontent while unfortunately fostering ethnic strife, especially on social media platforms.
Dear Editor, There is no mystery regarding the electoral defeat of the APNU+AFC at the 2020 elections.
We must ask – on what grounds and by what form of executive fiat does the Chief Elections Officer determine that he should invalidate 1 vote, far less over 115 000 votes when the votes were already certified as valid by officers of the Guyana Elections Commission in the presence of the political parties.
The Liberty and Justice Party (LJP) has written the Chairperson of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) urging the immediate dismissal of Keith Lowenfield from the post of Chief Election Officer (CEO).
Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque yesterday stressed that each action taken by the Community to help resolve Guyana’s elections crisis was “by invitation” and in an attempt to maintain regional grouping’s reputation as a bastion of democracy.