Entries for 23 June 2020
Guyana Elections: PPP asks CCJ to block GECOM from declaring results before hearing appeal of “valid votes” case
The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) is asking the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) to block the Chief Elections Officer and the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) from declaring the results of the March 2, 2020 polls.
PPP General Secretary, Bharrat Jagdeo, in affidavit, asked the CCJ to restrain GECOM from taking any further steps to determine whether the recounted votes as tabulated by the Chief Election Officer constitutes “a final credible count”. Continue reading →
Guyana Elections: Court of Appeal rules that ‘valid’ votes must be used to determine elections results
By Newsroom Guyana – On Jun 22, 2020..
Photo: Guyana Appeal Court in Kingston
The Court of Appeal Monday afternoon ruled that in determining the results of the elections, the country’s Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield, must do so based on who received the most “valid” votes.
But the Court did not block the Elections Commission from carrying out its work and granted a three-day stay of the order in which it inserted the word “valid” in the Constitution.
The ruling could lead to a showdown at GECOM because three of the Commissioners and the GECOM Chair had pronounced that the Chief Elections Officer could not decide for himself on the credibility of the process.
INews – June 22, 2020
Photo: Venezuela’s Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge ArreazaWith little over a week to go before Guyana begins defending its border case against Venezuela’s illegal claims on Essequibo, the Spanish-speaking country has indicated that it will not be attending the June 30 International Court of Justice (ICJ) hearing on jurisdiction.
This was revealed by Venezuela’s Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Arreaza, who shared a Venezuelan communique on his official social media account. In announcing this decision, the Minister explained why they would not be attending the meeting. Continue reading →
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