Foreign powers urge ‘peaceful and mature election campaign’


Heads of mission of the United States, Britain and the European Union delegation in Guyana are urging all political parties to engage in mature campaigning ahead of the March 02 General and Regional Elections.

“We also urge all parties to promote and support a peaceful and mature election campaign – one where everyone, regardless of political leanings, is able to express their views openly,” British High Commissioner Greg Quinn, US Ambassador Sarah-Ann Lynch and European Union Ambassador Fernando Ponz said in a statement.

The ABE Heads of Mission congratulated the Guyana Elections Commission for a smooth and efficient Nominations Day.

The diplomats noted that now the hard work of campaigning begins in earnest.

“We call on all parties to campaign in the spirit of hearty and respectful competition with the ultimate goal of ensuring free and fair elections which reflect the will of the majority of Guyanese,” they added.

During this election season, the diplomats encouraged all Guyanese and the leaders of Guyana’s political parties, civil society organisations, business chambers, the media, religious groups, and educational institutions to embrace the essence of unity and social cohesion as enshrined in Guyana’s constitution.

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