September 29, 2016

ABC countries praise LGE process

With the hosting of Local Government Elections in Guyana on Friday after some 20 odd years, the ABC countries have

US Ambassador to Guyana Perry Holloway

US Ambassador to Guyana Perry Holloway

British High Commissioner to Guyana Greg Quinn

British High Commissioner to Guyana Greg Quinn

extended their commendation on the credibility of the process.
Teams from the United States Embassy, the British High Commission and the Canadian High Commission had observed the Local Government polls. The diplomatic observer teams consisted some 90 observers, spread throughout the nine administrative regions.
In a joint statement on Saturday, the ABC countries said during Friday’s events, they found nothing to question the integrity or credibility of the voting process.
“The US Embassy, British High Commission and Canadian High Commission congratulate the Guyanese people on the democratic process that we observed in (Friday’s) Local Government Elections. We wish to reiterate our strong and considered opinion that the voting and counting processes in the Guyanese Local Government Elections were free, fair, and credible,” the statement detailed.
According to the diplomats, the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has once again done a “credible job” in ensuring that the critical elections day phase of the process was free and fair.
“We would like to congratulate Chairman, Dr Steve Surujbally, Chief Elections Officer Keith Lowenfield, and the Commissioners and staff of the Guyana Elections Commission for their successful organisation of these polls,” the ABC countries stated.
The diplomats are will be hosting a joint press conference on Monday to discuss the observation process of the Local Government Elections. High Commissioner of Canada to Guyana Pierre Giroux; British High Commissioner to Guyana Greg Quinn, and US Ambassador to Guyana Perry Holloway will all be in attendance.

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