By Jomo Paul
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Just moments ago, the Chief Election Officer of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Keith Lowenfield released raw data of the 2015 General and Regional Elections which shows that APNU+ AFC’s Brigadier David Granger is Guyana’s new President-elect.
APNU+AFC has managed to acquire 206, 817 votes while the PPP/C has acquired 201,457 votes, which means the coalition won by 5,360 votes.
The results effectively end a 23-year reign by the People’s Progressive Party/Civic which ascended to office in 1992 under the leadership of the late Dr Cheddi Jagan.
However it should be noted that while GECOM has released the results, it has not declared the winner.
Granger led the APNU+AFC Coalition – an alliance of 6 opposition political Parties, which expected a victory, having announced that they were in a commanding lead.
Sixty-nine-year old Granger has led the APNU+AFC campaign with promises of unifying Guyana and removing the racial divide that pervades society especially at election season.
The coalition has promised that within the first 100 days it would establish Public Procurement Commission, review taxation, increase salaries and work to reduce corruption in public office.
The results for the General Elections are as follows: