President meets with Carter Center; restates support for GECOM

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President David Granger Monday met with representatives of the Carter at his State House, Georgetown residence.

The President’s office subsequently said that during the meeting he restated his support for the work of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM).

“President Granger, during the meeting, assured the representatives that he will act decisively on receiving advice from the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) as to its readiness to conduct General and Regional Elections,” the Ministry of the Presidency stated.

President Granger was accompanied by Minister of Public Health Volda Lawrence – who last Friday led a ministerial delegation at a meeting with the Chair and Commissioners of GECOM – and Minister of State Mrs. Dawn Hastings-Williams.

The Carter Centre was represented by Ms. Brett Lacy, Associate Director of Democracy Programmes; Mr. Carlos Valenzuela, Senior Advisor and International Electoral Expert; Ms. Anne Marlborough, Legal Analyst and Mr. Nicholas Jahr, Political Advisor.

The Carter Center representatives over the last week have met with Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Mr. Basil Williams, SC; Leader of the Opposition, Mr. Bharrat Jagdeo and the Chair and Commissioners of the Elections Commission.

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