Former Jamaican PM Bruce Golding to head OAS Observer Mission

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Former Jamaican Prime Minister Bruce Golding will head the elections observer mission of the Organisation of American States (OAS) for the March 02 general and regional elections, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Friday stated.

According to the Ministry, Ambassador Riyad Insanally signed an agreement between Guyana and the OAS regarding the privileges and immunities that will be enjoyed by members of the mission.

OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro pledged the full support of the OAS General Secretariat for the electoral process in Guyana and announced that Golding will head the mission, the Ministry stated.

2. Ambassador Riyad Insanally shakes hands with OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro after signing the agreement. (Ministry of Foreign Affairs photo)

In expressing the Government’s appreciation to the OAS for accepting the invitation to observe these Elections, Ambassador Insanally gave the assurance that the Government of Guyana and the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) are committed to ensuring that the elections are free, fair, transparent and credible.

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