Court of Appeal to rule Sunday in recount case; denies order to stop GECOM meeting


The Court of Appeal on Friday morning denied an application for an order to stop the Guyana Election Commission (GECOM) from meeting to decide on a national recount of votes cast on March 2.

The Court of Appeal will rule on Sunday at 11 a.m. in the case brought against it challenging the Full Court decision to discharge the orders which blocked GECOM from carrying out a recount under the supervision of a team from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).

Roysdale Forde [Guyana Chronicle photo]
Roysdale Forde, attorney for the applicant Ulita Moore, noted a GECOM press release from Thursday in which GECOM stated it would be meeting at 10 a.m. on Friday and a decision on the recount is expected. Forde said any decision of GECOM should await the outcome of the appeal.

But the Court of Appeal did not grant the order and Kim Kyte, attorney for the chair of GECOM, undertook to provide the Court with any information arising out of GECOM.

The Court then proceeded to hear the appeal.

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