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Guyana: Inquiry needed into int’l interference in Guyana’s electoral process – PM Nagamootoo

INTERNATIONAL interference in Guyana’s 2020 General and Regional Elections warrants an inquiry, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo said as he took note of the continuous threats of sanctions based on personal interpretation, as opposed to legal interpretation, of Guyana’s current situation.

These threats come at a time when the Government has not acted – or insinuated that it has intention to act – outside of the law and Constitution.

“It is interesting to note the number of times that the American Deputy Secretary of State has intervened to issue threats against Guyana, even as the United States is battling its own challenges in the fight against COVID-19, as all of our countries are doing at this time. The urgency of the Guyana mission appears to take precedence,” Prime Minister Nagamootoo said when he made the case in point on Sunday.

He said Guyana has responded with patriotism and dignity.

“Our Ministry of Foreign Affairs has insisted that Guyana is a sovereign state that upholds and respects the Rule of Law. Elections in Guyana are governed by the Constitution. The government does not run elections, which is the remit of a constitutional body. The final tabulation of results of the elections has been delayed not by government but by legal processes that are engaging the attention of the judiciary. This is how a democracy works, or ought to work,” Prime Minister Nagamootoo explained.

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