Guyana is a sovereign state governed by the rule of law

Guyana is a sovereign state governed by the rule of law.

– Coalition remains in office until successor is declared and sworn-in.

There has been no break down in the rule of law in Guyana.

DPI, Guyana, Saturday March 28, 2020

Guyana remains a sovereign state governed by the rule of law and the APNU+AFC coalition government remains in place until a successor has been declared and sworn-in.

This affirmation was given by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs via a press release issued 27 March, 2020,

This statement comes in light of the meeting between Guyana’s Ambassador to the United States of America, Dr. Riyad Insanally, met with the Acting United States Assistant Secretary of State, Michael Kozak.

Kozak requested an update on the current situation in Guyana, with regards to the General and Regional Elections.

The ministry’s release further stated that the electoral process is not yet completed and no declaration has been made by GECOM, the independent body, constitutionally mandated to conduct and manage, free, fair, and transparent elections in Guyana.

The statement noted that General and Regional Elections were conducted according to the Constitution and Laws of Guyana on March 2, 2020.

“The electoral process is managed by the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), an independent body, constitutionally mandated to conduct and manage, free, fair, and transparent elections…The executive branch of Government has never tried to influence, interfere with or instruct GECOM in any way,” the release stated.

It was observed that the executive branch has worked sincerely and in good faith, to find a way forward by inviting the CARICOM team to conduct a recount.

However, the Supreme Court has been approached and has intervened; its rulings, which are still being awaited, will be respected in accordance with the Constitution and Laws of Guyana.

The Ministry also made clear that there has been no break down in the rule of law in Guyana and noted that the role and work of all the invited Observers was appreciated by the government.

 

 

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