The CARICOM team which scrutinised Guyana’s national vote recount has confirmed that the results should be announced by the chair of the Guyana Elections Commission because they are fair and accurate. The general elections in March were so close that a recount was ordered which means David Granger, leader of the People’s National Congress, remains as president.
“We are of the unshakeable belief that the people of Guyana expressed their will at the ballot box and as a result, the three-person CARICOM Observer Group concludes that the recount results are completely acceptable,” the report presented to GECOM and political leaders states.
It added: “The national recount process then, despite some of its minor flaws, is not an indictment of the 2020 polls and the team categorically rejects the concerted public efforts to discredit the 2020 polls up to the disastrous Region 4 tabulation.
“Despite our concerns, nothing that we witnessed warrants a challenge to the inescapable conclusion that the recount results are acceptable and should constitute the basis of the declaration of the results of the March 02, 2020 elections. Any aggrieved political party has been afforded the right to seek redress before the courts in the form of an election petition.”