Guyana: Crucial meeting of GECOM today

AS on many previous occasions, Commissioners of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) will be heading into what could possibly be their last meeting prior to a declaration, in spite of their disparate views on what should be done.

Ultimately, what will become of the meeting lies in the hands of GECOM Chair, Justice (Ret’d) Claudette Singh, who has thus far received the report of the Chief Elections Officer (CEO), Keith Lowenfield, based on the declarations made in March by the Returning Officers in the 10 electoral districts.

Speaking with the Guyana Chronicle on Sunday, government-nominated Commissioner, Desmond Trotman said that what he will personally be putting forward to the Commission will depend on the agenda items the Chair will set. Nonetheless, he recalled that at the previous meeting, he and the other government-nominated Commissioners had pushed for the elections to be vitiated.

“We have argued that the recount process was corrupted, and as such there should be no declaration, based on what took place during the recount,” Commissioner Trotman said.


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