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Guyana: Govt approves CARICOM recount team travel to Guyana

A Caribbean Community (CARICOM) high-level delegation will travel to Guyana on Thursday April 30, 2020 to validate the country’s National Recount by the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), the National COVID-19 Task Force (NCTF) announced late Monday night.

CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque had written the Chairman of the NCTF, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo seeking approval for a chartered plane to transport the high-level delegation in and out of Guyana. That approval was granted when the NCTF held its virtual weekly statutory meeting on Monday.

“Among the decisions taken was the approval of the request from CARICOM for officials to travel to Guyana on Thursday, April 30th for the purposes of overseeing the recount of ballots by the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM),” Director of Public Information, Imran Khan said in a statement. The independent high-level CARICOM delegation is expected to validate Guyana’s National Recount of the votes cast at the March 2 General and Regional Elections.

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