Politics

Government Ministers begin to concede while Ramotar and Jagdeo hold out

A number of Government Ministers have started to thank their staff and have moved out of their ministries even as President Donald Ramotar and former President Bharrat Jagdeo have indicated that they do not intend to concede defeat in Monday’s elections. Foreign Affairs Minister, Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett sent an email to all her staff members, thanking […]

Ramotar refuses to concede that he lost elections

President Donald Ramotar on  Thursday indicated that he was not prepared to concede defeat in the 2015 elections as he still has concerns about elections process. The President would like to see a manual recount of every one of the over four hundred thousand ballots that were cast. At a Freedom House press conference, Mr. […]

Granger calls on supporters to let their celebration be “sober and short”; Indicates lots of work ahead

Minutes after the Guyana Elections Commission released final preliminary results for Monday’s elections which puts the Opposition Coalition ahead of the ruling party by just over 5000 votes, APNU+AFC Presidential Candidate David Granger has called on his supporters to “let the celebration be sober and short.” During a visit the Brigadier’s home, he acknowledged the […]

APNU+AFC to form next Guyana government with Presidency and Parliamentary majority

The coalition between A Partnership for National Unity and the Alliance For Change will lead the next government of Guyana. The Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield on Thursday afternoon released the official final preliminary results of the 2015 elections. The results revealed that the APNU+AFC picked up 206, 817 votes as compared to 201, 457 […]

Ramotar and Harper express confidence and hope as official elections results trickle in

The Freedom House headquarters of the People’s Progressive Party had very little buzz on Tuesday afternoon as President Donald Ramotar called a press conference with his Prime Ministerial Candidate Elisabeth Harper at his side along with national candidate, Dr. Frank Anthony. Freedom House is usually a hive of activity during election time. A few party […]

Surujbally chooses accuracy over anticipation as Guyana waits for Elections results

17 hours after the close of polls on Monday, the Guyana Elections Commission has declared that enough Statements of Poll have not been processed to predict any tendency in the election. GECOM’s Chairman Dr. Steve Surujbally said himself and other Commissions, including Vincent Alexander and Sase Gunraj, have so far gone through more than 1500 […]

Jagdeo fires off at Surujbally over alleged “irregularities”

Former President Bharrat Jagdeo is not impressed with the manner in which the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission has been dealing with complaints of alleged irregularities in Monday’s elections, as expressed by the governing People’s Progressive Party. At a 2:30am press conference on Tuesday, Jagdeo said Surujbally appears ready to talk about “how good […]

Parties call for calm following Sophia unrest

The two main political parties, the APNU+AFC and the PPP Civic are this morning calling on Guyanese to remain calm and resist provocations. The calls came in wake of hours of unrest in the Sophia community in South Georgetown late on Elections night. A number of cars and a stable belonging to a resident of […]