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GUYANA | US Steps up Pressure, Summons Ambassador Over Election Results

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Featured Guyana’s Ambassador to the United States, Riyad Insanally was today summoned to a meeting by the Assistant US Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Michael Kozak over the elections in Guyana Guyana’s Ambassador to the United States, Riyad Insanally was today summoned to a meeting by the Assistant US Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Michael Kozak over the elections in Guyana
GEORGETOWN,  Guyana, March 26, 2020- Despite the fact that the United States is aware that the Guyana elections have been the subject of a court matter and nothing can be done until the court rules, the Trump administration continues to pressure the Guyana government regarding the outcome of the elections.

The United States Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemispheric Affairs, Michael Kozak on Thursday summoned Guyana’s Ambassador, Riyad Insanally to inform Guyana that a government sworn in based on non-credible results would be illegitimate.

“On behalf of the U.S. government, today I summoned #Guyana Ambassador to the U.S. Riyad Insanally to convey our firm position that any government sworn in based on flawed election results would not be legitimate. Every vote must be counted,” Kozak said on Twitter.

In a statement earlier this week, the National Security Council of the United States Government tweeted that “ The US is committed to the Americas becoming the first fully free hemisphere. We stand with the people of #Guyana who want to protect the integrity of their democracy, maintain peace and preserve regional stability while we collectively confront #COVID#19.”

The very next day, the Granger administration was 'tag teamed' by British Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab, who, in a statement declared that the transition of government in Guyana should only take place in line with “transparent and democratic principles that lead to credible results”.

Its understood that the government of Guyana has been in touch with the western governments including the US State Department regarding the electoral situation in Guyana and the ongoing process in the Courts.

Its further understood that The US lobby group Murcury Public Affairs LLC hired by the PPP has been pressuring the US government to step up their harassment of the Granger administration inspite of the  cvontinued court action.

 

 

Last modified onSaturday, 28 March 2020 14:47
  • Countries: Guyana