Guyana seeks peaceful solution for general elections
Georgetwon, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) Guyana is currently seeking a peaceful solution to the final results of the March 2 general elections amidst legal battles and a vote-counting process.
Four months after the elections, the Guyanese people are living in a scenario of uncertainty and political crisis, encouraged by the dispute over whether the full elections should be scrapped, following accusations of fraud that are delaying the process.
According to the Guyana Chronicle, the Caribbean Court of Justice in its recent decision noted that the election of a president and members of the National Assembly can only be done in accordance with the votes counted and the information provided by officials under the Representation of the People Act.
Last Saturday, the director general of the elections, Keith Lowenfield, presented the Elections Commission (GECOM) with a report of the votes that assured a victory for the coalition of National Unity and the Alliance for Change (APNU- AFC) over the opposition People's Progressive Party (PPP).
The Lowenfield statement, the third of its kind since the process began on March 2, was presented to GECOM President Claudette Singh, reflecting the summary of officials from the nation's 10 electoral districts.
Thus, in the general and regional elections in Guyana, 475,118 valid votes were registered and 3,997 rejected ballots, of the total number of credible ballots the governing alliance UNPA-CAF achieved 236,777 ahead of the 229,330 collected
Based on the valid votes cast for the Lists of Candidates who exercised the vote on 2 March, the UNPA-CFA won 33 seats, two more than the PPP in the National Assembly.
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