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Guyana: Ali sworn in as President

Exactly five months after voters went to the polls and the rolling back of blatant efforts to rig the March 2nd general elections in favour of APNU+AFC, the PPP/C’s presidential candidate Irfaan Ali was dramatically sworn in yesterday as Guyana’s 9th President.

The fast-moving events came after Chief Election Officer Keith Lowenfield finally submitted the results of the recount showing a PPP/C victory to GECOM Chair Claudette Singh who then declared Ali the new President and advised the Chancellor of the Judiciary to prepare for the swearing in.

Ali was sworn in at around 4.20 pm at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre, Liliendaal, the culmination of months of stalemate that saw an exhaustive recount of ballots overseen by CARICOM  and a flurry of legal actions that went all the way to the Caribbean Court of Justice.

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