European Union urges GECOM to ‘rapidly’ declare recount results


The spokesperson for the European Union’s Foreign Affairs Chief on Wednesday urged that the Guyana Elections Commission “rapidly” issues a declaration “based on the credible results of the recount certified by the Caribbean Community, ensuring respect for the will of the people of Guyana, in line with the ruling by the Caribbean Court of Justice.”

Four and a half months after the general and regional elections, President David Granger has refused to concede defeat though his Coalition lost the elections by over 24,000 votes.

In a statement, Nabila Massrali, spokesperson for Josef Borrell, the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, which carries out the Union’s Common Foreign and Security Policy, said the recent “clear ruling by the Caribbean Court of Justice now provides a solid foundation for a peaceful and democratic solution to Guyana’s post-electoral crisis.”

The spokesperson added: “We expect all Guyanese leaders and stakeholders to support such a declaration to conclude this long overdue democratic process. Only then can a legitimate Government be sworn in, which is urgent and essential for the country.”

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  1. Mahabir Singh says

    Those guys from the APNU including dictator Granger does not want to give up period as they just waste time appealing forever an election he lost big time by 15,000 votes he is the worst leader in Guyana and the world period. His power hungry ambition is what makes dictators.he has no balls is a joke and a coward and his party is a disgrace to democracy. All the members of his cabinet and mp should have done the Honorable thing and vacat office or resign but they are horrible leaders and politican and against democracy. In Guyana democracy is in real danger with these strongmen.

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