Friday 25 September, 2020

Ali declared President of Guyana

President Elect Dr Irfaan Ali. Photo: PPP/C

President Elect Dr Irfaan Ali. Photo: PPP/C

People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Presidential candidate Dr Irfaan Ali has been declared the winner of Guyana’s disputed Regional and General Elections.

The declaration came from the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Sunday afternoon following a meeting of GECOM Commissioners and Chairman Claudette Singh.

Hours earlier, Singh had facilitated a call between President David Granger and Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo to discuss a solution to the five-month-long election impasse.

Chief Elections Officer Keith Lowenfield also submitted his election report today, using the figures obtained during the national recount, and it showed the PPP/C won the elections with 233,336 votes.

Granger’s A Partnership for National Unity + Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) received 217,920 votes. A coalition of smaller parties received a combined 5,214 votes.

The PPP/C will have 33 seats in the National Assembly, APNU+AFC will have 31 seats and the smaller parties will have one seat.

GECOM’s Public Relation’s Officer Yolanda Ward said the organisation will provide a statement on the matter later today.

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