The International Observer Missions appear to be mounting pressure on the Guyana Elections Commission to return to the verification of Region 4 results although there has already been a declaration by the Returning Officer. They want the verification process to continue, if not, they believe the result of the elections cannot be credibly declared.
In a joint statement, the international observer missions from the Commonwealth, the Organization of American States, the European Union, and The Carter Center said the tabulation of results for the election in Region 4 was interrupted and remains incomplete.
They claim that the law requires that tabulation must be conducted in the presence of party agents and observers.
“Until this transparent process takes place, the counting of votes recorded for Region 4 remains incomplete”, the Observers said.
They added that the transparent tabulation of results for Region 4 must be resumed in order to proceed to the establishment of national results.
The observers also added that a calm and conducive environment must be provided by the police and the political parties must adhere to the codes of conduct signed by them.
The International Observers said the Guyana Elections Commission, including the chairperson, the commissioners, the chief election officer, the returning officer and deputy returning officers in Region 4, must be available and committed to establish the results for Region 4 in accordance with the law.