Norway calls for elections results to be declared from recount
International pressure is mounting on the caretaker APNU+AFC Government to concede defeat and accept the results of the March 2 elections as shown by the national recount.
Norway –Guyana’s major financial partner on climate change –on Thursday renewed calls for a fair and transparent conclusion of the ongoing electoral process here.
Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway, Nils Martin Genneng posted on twitter that “Norway joins the call for a fair and transparent conclusion of the #GuyanaElections.”
He added that the declaration of the results “must be based on the national recount,” as witnessed by the three-member CARICOM scrutineer team.
This statement is in accordance with similar sentiments expressed by Norway on March 7 – days after the elections – calling for a credible and transparent process.
The national vote recount shows that the Opposition People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) won the March 2 General and Regional Elections by 15,416 votes.
Chief Elections Officer Keith Lowenfield in a report to the Chairperson of GECOM following the recount showed the opposition PPP won the elections with 233, 336 votes while the APNU+AFC received 217, 920 votes.
But he presented another report on Tuesday in which he gave the APNU+AFC 171, 825 votes and the PPP/C 166, 343 votes, invalidating 115,844 votes.