[www.inewsguyana.com] – The United States Embassy in Georgetown is urging the Guyanese people to remain patient and to avoid any actions that could provoke conflict or violence as the nation awaits the results of the 2015 general and regional elections.
In a statement issued, the US Embassy noted that political leaders on all sides should remain proactively engaged with their respective supporters in order to promote calm and reconciliation.
According to the statement, the final results of the Guyana Elections Commission should be accepted by all.
“When the final tally is known, we call on all political parties to accept the ultimate results, to encourage their supporters to do the same, and to resolve any outstanding disputes through the established judicial process,” the statement read.
Meanwhile, the U.S. Embassy congratulated the Guyanese people on the democratic process in yesterday’s elections.
“It was heartening to witness the enthusiasm with which Guyanese voters participated in the electoral process which will ultimately choose their next government.”
Praises were also meted out to GECOM as the US Embassy noted that the Commission did a “credible job in ensuring that this critical Election Day phase of the process was free and fair. It dealt effectively with the challenges posed by high voter turnout and community exuberance in a manner that has ensured the integrity of the vote. 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 organization of these polls.”
The Embassy acknowledged that the task of tallying the results of yesterday’s vote will take some time, but are confident that it will be done accurately and in accordance with Guyanese law.