Granger tells CARICOM, OAS that elections were lawful


See below a press release issued by the Ministry of the Presidency on Friday:

Georgetown, Guyana – (March 6, 2020) – President David Granger, this morning, 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.

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.

President David Granger meets with representatives of the Organisation of American States (OAS) At the Ministry of the Presidency. [Photo issued by MOTP]
The Head of State reminded that GECOM is a Constitutional body and it is unlawful for the Executive to interfere in the operations of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). The President said also that it is not the role of the Executive to interfere in the work of the Commission. The President has not acted unlawfully.

“We are awaiting the final declaration from GECOM,” President Granger said.

The President has briefed also Commonwealth Secretary-General Baroness Patricia Scotland and Chairman of CARICOM, Rt Hon. Mia Mottley via telephone. Yesterday, the Head of State briefed diplomats from Britain, the United States of America, Canada and the European Union.

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