Guyana Elections 2020

The latest news, photos and opinion on the 2020 General and Regional elections in Guyana. These elections will be held on Monday, March 2, 2020.

Lowenfield proposes 156-day vote recount

Chief Election Officer Keith Lowenfield yesterday proposed a 156-day-long recount of ballots from the disputed March 2 general and regional elections, which the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) defended even as most of the contesting parties dubbed it unacceptable.

The Guyana Court of Appeal
The Guyana Court of Appeal

Court of Appeal affirms Full Court order clearing way for recount

In orders issued yesterday afternoon, the Guyana Court of Appeal reiterated that while the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) can proceed with a recount of the ballots cast in the March 2nd general and regional elections, it cannot abdicate or delegate its supervisory function over the election process, more particularly the recount of the ballots.

Private sector says count only District Four

The Private Sector Commission (PSC) has labelled the proposed recount of all votes cast on March 2, 2020 as “an entire waste of time and wholly unnecessary” and called for a limited recount of votes cast in Region 4 to be broadcast live on radio and television as well as live streamed.

GECOM has power to proceed with recount

The Guyana Court of Appeal yesterday cleared the way for the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to proceed with a recount of the ballots cast in the March 2nd general and regional elections but emphasised that GECOM cannot delegate its supervisory authority to any other body.

GECOM to recount all 10 regions

For the second time in three weeks, the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has agreed to have every ballot cast in the March 2 general and regional elections recounted, raising hopes that an elections crisis that has gripped the country can finally be resolved and lead to the swearing in of a President more than a month after voting.

Sase Gunraj speaking to reporters

GECOM to decide on recount process

More than a month after the March 2nd general elections, the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has promised that a decision will be made today on the way forward in the protracted process which has triggered political gridlock.

Marlborough House

Commonwealth ministers call on GECOM to ensure right of people to duly elected gov’t

The Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) set up by the Commonwealth to deal with persistent and serious violators of its shared principles today called on GECOM “to immediately fulfil its constitutional mandate and ensure the sovereign right of the people of Guyana to duly elect their Government is respected through a transparent and credible counting and tabulation process”.

AFC now pressing for gov’t of national unity

While still maintaining confidence that the governing APNU+AFC coalition has won the disputed March 2 general elections, the AFC yesterday said that whichever party forms the next government must show “magnanimity” and “accede” to an agreed governance pact that encompasses shared governance and “national unity”.

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