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.

Genneng supported statements made by the Chairperson of CARICOM Mia Mottley and Ambassadors of the United Kingdom, United States, Canada and the European Union in Guyana.

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.

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