OAS offers support to ensure credible, transparent elections


The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS) has welcomed the announcement by President David Granger that the next general and regional elections in Guyana will be held on March 2, 2020.

The organisation in a statement on Saturday said it looks forward to the issuance of the proclamation required by Guyana’s Constitution to firmly establish the date for the elections.

The OAS said it will continue to monitor the situation and offered support to ensure credible elections are held.

“The General Secretariat will continue to follow the situation in Guyana and remains available to provide support as the authorities may require in ensuring the next elections meet the standards of transparency, credibility and integrity, required of all democracies,” the statement noted.

The international organisation said it is important for the people of Guyana to “leave behind the period of political uncertainty as soon as possible.”

President Granger on Wednesday last declared that March 2, 2020 is the earliest date by which General and Regional Elections can be held as the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has notified that it will be ready by the end of February 2020.

GECOM will from October 01, begin a period of Claims and Objections, a process which will lead to the preparation of an official list of electors for the polls.

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