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Guyana: APNU retains control of city

PPP secures 7 seats, AFC 2

THE A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) retained control of Guyana’s capita, Georgetown, collecting 21 of the 30 seats on the 30-member council. The party achieved this by winning 12 of the 15 constituencies.

Its rival, People’s Progressive Party Civic however, improved its showing by grabbing three constituencies and collecting another four seats through the Proportional Representation mechanism of the Local Government system. The Alliance For Change (AFC) won two PR seats as well.

Approximately 119,374 eligible voters were expected to cast their ballots in the Municipality of Georgetown but by the close of poll, a meagre 28.3 per cent of the voting population had done so, confirming reports of a low voters’ turn out.
In announcing the election results for the Municipality of Georgetown in the mixed system of Proportional Representation (PR) and First-Past-The-Post (FPTP), the city’s Returning Officer Duarte Hetsberger disclosed that APNU won a total of 21 seats from a total of 30 while the PPP/C secured seven (7) seats. The AFC – the party that forms a bloc of the current government but opted to go it alone during this round of elections — managed two seats.

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