Canada concerned about delayed elections result in Guyana


The Canadian Government is concerned about the prolonged delay of the elections result in Guyana.

“This has gone on too long,” Michael Grant, Assistant Deputy Minister for the Americas at Global Affairs Canada said in a tweet on Monday evening.

Grant added that “as demanded by CARICOM, the OAS and the Commonwealth, the outcome should be declared based on the recount which was confirmed by the CARICOM observer team.”

The Canadian Minister joined a list of other countries which have been calling for an end to the electoral process.

Guyanese voted in the General and Regional Elections since March 2.

The national vote recount shows that the Opposition People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) won the 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 June 23 in which he gave the APNU+AFC 171, 825 votes and the PPP/C 166, 343 votes, invalidating 115,844 votes.

His second report was endorsed by incumbent President David Granger.

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