The Guyana Elections wrapped up a meeting this afternoon without a definitive decision on moving forward with a recount of all the votes for the elections. The Commission is set to meet again tomorrow when a decision will be made.
At today’s meeting, the Chairperson told the Commissioners that the Commission could not consider a motion by Commissioner Vincent Alexander for the CEO to be allowed to present his report on the declarations since a contempt motion by the PPP restrains her from doing so.
The GECOM Chair said she had given an undertaking to the Court to facilitate a recount at the level of the Commission.
At that stage, one of the Commissioners requested time for legal guidance to be sought on the matter and the meeting was adjourned until tomorrow morning when a decision will be made.
Earlier at the meeting, the GECOM Chair had requested that the Commissioners discuss the possibility of the recount within the framework of the law.
Opposition nominated Commissioners raised concern in that regard and said the Court has paved the way for the Commission to finalize its deliberations to operationalize the vote recount. A motion was put forward by Commissioner Robeson Benn in that regard but was withdrawn.
The Government nominated Commissioners are contending that though the Court has discharged all the injunctions, it would be necessary for there to be some legal guidance for the Commission to conduct a recount since the Court has refrained from issuing any directions on the way forward.
Today marked one month since Guyanese went to the polls. A final declaration of results is still to be made.