Elections

GECOM votes to advise that elections cannot be held within 90 days; House-to-house registration process to begin

The Guyana Elections Commission today met and voted to formally advise that it cannot hold elections within the 90 days period after the passage of the no-confidence motion against the government. The Constitution calls for elections to be held within 90 days after the passage of the motion or at a time agreed to by […]

APNU+AFC Members and Supporters Picket GECOM for registration and claims and objections

Supporters of the APNU+AFC coalition joined some Government Minsters this midday in a protest to press the Guyana Elections Commission to ensure there is registration before the next national elections. Police barriers were once again thrown up close to the Guyana Elections Commission building to keep the protesters away. But the protest went on with […]

GECOM’s election timeline likely to go beyond March

Commissioners attached to the Guyana Elections Commission are set to meet tomorrow to further discuss preparations for regional and national elections. Today’s meeting was pushed back after the Commissioners were provided with documents from the GECOM secretariat about the possible timeline for regional and national elections. News Source understands that based on one of the […]

Govt. Chief Whip wants GECOM to answer several questions about its preparedness for polls

The President’s representative to discussions with the Guyana Elections Commission, Minister Amna Ally, has written to the Commission requesting answers to several questions in relation to the Commission’s readiness for early elections. In the letter seen by News Source, Ms. Ally, who is also the Government’s Chief Whip in Parliament, wants the Commission to say […]

Ramson likely to be sidelined in PPP’s Presidential Candidate race as new rules and requirements emerge

One of the first persons to indicate an interest in becoming the Presidential Candidate for the opposition People’s Progressive Party, in the next elections, may have to bow out of the race even before a single vote for the candidate is cast. News Source has learnt that the Executive Committee of the People’s Progressive Party […]

Voter turn out in Georgetown was less than 30%; APNU wins majority for City Hall

The nation’s capital city saw a voter turn out of 28% at yesterday’s local government elections. According to the Guyana Elections Commission, of the 119,000 eligible voters in the Georgetown municipality, just over 28,000 of them cast their ballots at Monday’s elections. A Partnership for National Unity, which is mostly supported by the People’s National […]

Members of Local Government Commission take oath of office

Members of the first ever and long-awaited Local Government Commission took their oath of office on Monday, with assurances from the President that his government remains respectful of the Constitution. President David Granger said the ceremony signifies the government’s commitment to good governance, respect for the constitution and enforcing local democracy. He also believes that it demonstrates […]

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