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Guyana: ‘Gov’t will accept results declared by GECOM chair’

PRESIDENT David Granger, in iterating a long held position, said his government will accept the result of the General and Regional Elections when it is declared by the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Justice (Ret’d) Claudette Singh.

“As President of Guyana and Leader of the Government, it is my policy that any declaration coming from the Chairman of GECOM will be accepted by the Government of Guyana. I speak for the Government of Guyana,” the Head of State said.

At the time, he was responding to a series of questions posed by journalists during an interview at the National Aquatic Centre on Sunday, following his visit to the Arthur Chung Conference Centre (ACCC), where the national recount of the votes cast at the March 2020 General and Regional Elections is being conducted.

In putting to rest contentions by the opposition, President Granger, who took office in May 2015 when the A Partnership for National Unity + Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) brought an end to the People’s Progressive Party Civic’s (PPP/C) 23-years reign in office, said the declaration of the result by the Chairman of GECOM will be regarded as legitimate and in accordance with the Constitution of Guyana.

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