By Jomo Paul
[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Guyana Elections Commission is set to produce the final preliminary results of the 2015 General and Regional Elections at 10:00hrs today (May 14), three days after Guyanese voted.
While both of the major political Parties have claimed “commanding” leads, the latest preliminary results from the Elections body shows nothing of the sort.
Last evening at 21:00hrs GECOM released another set of preliminary results from the General and Regional Elections held on May 11 which showed the incumbent People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) lagging behind its main challenger APNU+AFC by 43 votes. It should be noted that these results are only from 1809 polling stations of the 2,299.
According to the raw data released by the elections commission, APNU+AFC has managed to acquire 157, 347 votes while the PPP/C has won 157,304. However in the Regional polls, the PPP/C is leading the APNU+AFC but again, only by a small margin.
There are still a number of SOPs that has to be counted in the APNU+AFC’s stronghold – Region 4. Out of 891 polling stations in Region 4, only 615 have been processed by GECOM thus far.
The APNU+AFC received 77,296 votes in that region thus far, while the PPP has only 46,117.
GECOM’s CEO Keith Lowenfield said that the remaining 490 polling stations would be processed by this morning but a victor will not be declared.