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U observers want to examine SoPs that Mingo used to prepare spreadsheet

The European Union Election Observation Mission wants to play a role in helping to verify the Statements of Polls for Region Four.
The request was made yesterday by the mission to Clairmont Mingo, Returning Officer of Region Four, Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM).
The request came as criticisms were raised in some quarters over the increasing raised voices of the observers’ mission.
At least one GECOM Commissioner, Vincent Alexander, believes that overseas actors should not be interfering.
However, Alexander Matus, Deputy Chief Observer, of the Mission, in his letter to Mingo, indicated interest in examining SoPs.

Granger tells CARICOM, OAS elections were lawful
President David Granger met with Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ambassador Irwin LaRocque and representatives of the Organization of the American States (OAS) at the Ministry of the Presidency, yesterday.
President Granger, during his briefing, iterated that the March 2, 2020 General and Regional Elections were orderly, and in full compliance with the law and the Constitution.

US warns Guyana of consequences

says ‘de facto’ regimes will not receive same treatment as democratically elected ones

The US is taking a tough stance on the elections developments in Guyana. Yesterday it hinted at sanctions.
“Under U.S. law and practice, those who participate and benefit from electoral fraud, undermine democratic institutions and impede a peaceful transition of power can be subject to a variety of consequences,” says Assistant Secretary (ag) for U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, Michael Kozak, in Twitter posts.
The warnings came after a landmark court ruling on Wednesday following a challenge to the Region Four results in the recent general and regional elections held on March 2 by a citizen.
The Opposition, local and international community, and several countries, have been calling on the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to follow procedures as outlined in the laws.

GECOM Chair intervenes to regularise Region Four declaration
-tally to resume at 9AM today
Chair of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Justice (ret’d) Claudette Singh, yesterday suspended the tabulation of votes from the Region 4 district.
According to reports, the suspension had occurred in an effort to clarify the ruling handed down by Chief Justice, Roxane George-Wiltshire. It was stated that the Chair was waiting to peruse the written judgment that was made by the CJ.
By last evening, the Guyana Elections Commission announced that the tabulation would restart today at 09:00 hours.

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