The international community continue to press for a declaration of the final results in the Guyana elections to be based on the recount that was conducted.
The European Union today became one of the latest international organisations to call on GECOM to move ahead with declarations.
In a statement from its headquarters, the EU said it believes that based on the last ruling by the Caribbean Court of Justice, there is now “a solid foundation for a peaceful and democratic solution to Guyana’s post-electoral crisis.”
According to the EU, it is now up to the Guyana Elections Commission to rapidly issue a declaration based on the results of the recount which was scrutinized by CARICOM.
The EU said it expects all Guyanese leaders and stakeholders to support such a declaration to conclude the “long overdue democratic process”.
The EU pointed out that only then can a legitimate Government be sworn in, which is urgent and essential for the country.
The EU was among the observer groups in Guyana for the elections. It was its first observation mission for elections in Guyana.
In its report on the elections, the EU found that there was a lack of transparency in the administration of the elections in Guyana.
It made 26 recommendations and called for priority to be given to review and consolidate the fragmented election legislation.
It also wants to see the launch of a consultation process to overhaul the composition and functioning of the Elections Commission.