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GUYANA | Legal Guidance being sought for Recount to proceed

  • Written by Calvin G. Brown -Wiredja.com
  • Published in Politics
From left, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo grfeets President David Granger. From left, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo grfeets President David Granger.
GEORGETOWN, March 17, 2020 - The Guyana Elections Commission says it is studying a copy of the Aide Memoire signed by President David Granger and the Leader of the Opposition Bharrat Jagdeo in relation to the recount of the March 2 General and Regional Elections under the supervision of an independent team from the Caribbean Community, CARICOM.
Claudette Singh460
Chair of the Guyana Elections Commission,GECOM, Justice Claudette Singh

In a press release this afternoon, the Guyana Elections Commission, said it was “currently examining the legal ramifications of the agreement in accordance with the constitution of Guyana.”

While the Commission has considered the proposal, and has implemented systems for the operationalization of the exercise; as a safeguard mechanism, it is necessary for all legal issues to be properly addressed including the gazetting of the process requested by the high-level CARICOM delegation. Once finalized, the counting would commence immediately,” the statement said.

It added that “the outcome of the Commission’s decision in this regard would be communicated, and adequate notice on the start time for the exercise would be provided.

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo and President David Granger signed a record of their discussions and decisions Monday night, and was witnessed by CARICOM Secretary General Irwin LaRocque.

This was regarded as the last step before a Caribbean Community (CARICOM)-supervised national recount of votes cast in the March 2, 2020 general elections begins.

On Monday, GECOM said the recount would not begin without the signing of an ‘Aide Memoire’ between the two political leaders.



Last modified onTuesday, 17 March 2020 15:59
  • Countries: Guyana