With the Guyana Elections Commission still to declare final results from the 2nd March elections, the British Government is warning against the swearing-in of any government on the basis of “non-credible” results.
In a statement this morning, British Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab said the transition of government in Guyana should only take place in line with “transparent and democratic principles that lead to credible results”.
He added that any government sworn in on the basis of non-credible results “will face strong international condemnation”, adding that if the situation continues to deteriorate, the international response will include a range of serious consequences for those concerned.
The statement added that the United Kingdom remains ready, along with its partners, to assist in ensuring a credible process that provides the democratic outcome that the Guyanese people deserve.
This is the second statement by the British Foreign Secretary on the elections in Guyana.
The latest statement comes just one day after the National Security Council of the US Government tweeted that the U.S. is committed to the Americas becoming the 1st fully free hemisphere and it stands with the people of Guyana “who want to protect the integrity of their democracy, maintain peace, & preserve regional stability” while the coronavirus is confronted.
The American, British, Canadian and EU representatives in Guyana have made known their concerns about the tabulation process for the election results for Region Four.
President David Granger last week initiated a recount of all votes cast but the process never got off the ground as a Court action was filed by one of the candidates from his coalition who has expressed concerns about a national recount based on an agreement between the President and Opposition Leader.
That matter is still before Guyana’s Supreme Court.