Diplomatic community commends GECOM’s electoral process

DPI, Guyana, Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Members of the diplomatic community commended the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) for conducting a successful General and Regional Elections on Monday, March 02.

Following a press briefing today, at the GECOM Media Centre, U.S. Ambassador to Guyana, Sarah-Ann Lynch said that the day went smoothly.

“I was out in several regions yesterday, I went to a couple of polling stations in Bartica, Essequibo, Linden and Sheldon also Rose Hall and New Amsterdam and, in each case, the process was well run and smooth.”

The US Ambassador noted that it was a great achievement and anticipates that there will be continued calm as Guyanese await the final results from GECOM.

British High Commissioner to Guyana HE Greg Quinn confirmed that there were no irregularities during yesterday’s proceeding. He added that the process worked exactly how it was stipulated.

While urging the Guyanese population to be patient, the High Commissioner said: “We have to wait and let GECOM do what it needs to do.”

A total of 13 political parties contested Monday’s elections with approximately 600,000 electors on the Official List of Electors qualified to cast their ballots.