U.S again calls for respect of recount results


The United States has again called for the winner of Guyana’s March 2 elections to be declared using the results of the national vote recount.

Acting Assistant Secretary for U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs Michael Kozak on Monday endorsed a statement issued by the Organisation of American States (OAS) which noted that the only democratic solution for Guyana at this time is respect for the results of the national recount.

Kozak tweeted: “We stand with @OAS_official in calling for respect of the results of the national recount in #Guyana.”

“The peoples of the Americas have a right to democracy and their governments have an obligation to promote and defend it,” he added.

The OAS in a statement on Saturday said there is no justification for the actions of the Chief Elections Officer Keith Lowenfield who keeps manipulating the elections results to give the incumbent APNU+AFC Coalition a win.

“No other figures – neither those prepared prior to the recount, nor those recently invalidated by the Caribbean Court of Justice, nor any others that may be unilaterally devised by the Chief Elections Officer – can have any place in the final determination of results,” the OAS had said.

The OAS also added that a new electoral process is also an unacceptable solution.

GECOM is meeting to determine the way forward.

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