All arrangements in place for commencement of National Recount

– GECOM awaiting signed agreement between the Leaders and Caricom

March 16 , 2020, GEORGETOWN – The Guyana Elections Commission has completed all the preparatory arrangements for the commencement of the national recount exercise as agreed to by H.E. President David Granger and the Leader of the Opposition, Mr. Bharrat Jagdeo with Caricom.

However, while the Commission has considered the request in principle and has approved, a signed agreement between the Leaders and Caricom is essential in order for the process to be operationalized.

The recount exercise will be conducted at the Arthur Chung’s Conference Centre and a site visit was done this morning, 16th March, 2020 by GECOM, the Caricom delegation who will supervise the recount, the Guyana Police Force and representatives from the Ministry of Tourism.

The Guyana Elections Commission is resolute in ensuring that the process is conducted to the satisfaction of all stakeholders so that the electoral process can be concluded within the shortest possible time. An update would be provided on the commencement time for the activity.