Election results to be gazetted early next week – Dr Surujbally

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By Jomo Paul

GECOM 1[www.inewsguyana.com] – While speculation continues to rise over the publication of the 2015 General and Regional Elections, the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has offered all assurances that the results will be gazetted in the coming week with much alacrity.

The Representation of the People’s Act says that “As soon as is practicable but not later than 15 days after the elections days the commission shall publicly declare the results of the elections and cause to be published in the Gazette a notification thereof.”

While the results were declared, up until May 29 – 18 days after General and Regional Elections – it was not gazetted.

The gazetted results are supposed to indicate the names of the persons who are scheduled to be in the National Assembly but the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) is yet to make public its parliamentary representatives.

When contacted on Friday, GECOM’s Chairman Dr Steve Surujbally explained that the gazetted results should take place early next week.

“I would be very angry if it is not done by next week…we are getting a lot of flak and rightly so,” said Dr Surujbally.

GECOM officially declared that the APNU+AFC coalition won the May 11, 2015 General and Regional Elections – 5 days after the National polls.

The declaration was delayed by several requests for a recount by the People’s Progressive Party/Civic which had been in office for 23 years and was unwilling to concede victory to the APNU+AFC, making a slew of allegations.

The final results of the General and Regional elections shows APNU+AFC with 207,200 votes and the PPP/C with 202, 694 votes hence the APNU+AFC won by 4,506 votes – APNU+AFC will have 33 seats in the 11th Parliament while the PPP/C will have 32 seats.

For the regional polls the APNU+AFC acquired 205,001 votes and the PPP/C 202,268.

3 COMMENTS

  1. This is not a game of cricket or the NFL or the soccer league
    This is the fate of an entire nation Gecom cheated the people of their democratic rights… it took them forever to come out and say they encountered fake SOPs

    Further more is you find someone with fake money you take them before the courts and charge them…The PPP should take GECOM before the courts and they should be charged
    They are hired by the people and should be held responsible for their actions.

  2. The final results of the General and Regional elections shows APNU+AFC with 207,200 votes and the PPP/C with 202, 694 votes hence the APNU+AFC won by 4,506 votes – APNU+AFC will have 33 seats in the 11th Parliament while the PPP/C will have 32 seats.

    For the regional polls the APNU+AFC acquired 205,001 votes and the PPP/C 202,268.

    Can someone explain to me why the numbers for the Regional and National dont add up.

    I do not have a PHD but I am not stupid

  3. The coalition named 27 ministers, who will double as MPs, leaving 6 MPs to be named. The PPP probably feels if it names its candidates it would, in effect, be conceding it lost, which would then require it end its ongoing demand for a nationwide recount.

    At some point, if the PPP insists on bring stupid and lawless, then leave it to its own devices and consequences. But the coalition cannot start off disregarding the Gecom law that requires it submits ALL 33 names of its MPs withing 15 days of bring declared the winner.

    Come on, Granger and Nagamootoo.

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