U.S says Guyana needs a Gov’t ‘now more than ever’

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U.S says Guyana needs a Gov’t ‘now more than ever’
Ambassador Michael Kozak, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs of the U.S. Department of State
Ambassador Michael Kozak, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs of the U.S. Department of State

(NEWS ROOM GUYANA) – The United States Government continues to pay keen attention to the developments at the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) following the March 2, 2020 general and regional elections.

In its latest statement on the elections crisis here, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, Ambassador Michael Kozak said the U.S Government stands with the Organisation of American States (OAS) for a credible recount of all votes cast.

“It has been 6 weeks since elections were held in #Guyana with no result. The U.S stands with @OAS_official in urging GECM to conduct a recount as soon as possible.

“Guyanese citizens need a government elected based on a credible count of their votes now more than ever,” Kozak posted on his official Twitter account Wednesday.

On March 26, the US Government summoned Guyana’s Ambassador to the US Riyad Insanally sternly reiterate its position that it will not accept any Government which is sworn in using flawed elections results.

The US Government continues to maintain that vote tabulation marred Guyana’s elections and has been calling for the national recount initiated by President David Granger under the supervision of CARICOM.

On March 6, Kozak urged that no candidate is sworn in until issues are resolved surrounding the declaration of unverified results for the country’s largest voting district.

International governments, including the U.S., UK, Canada, and the EU, along with observers from the Commonwealth, the OAS, the EU and CARICOM, have all said that if the verification of the Region Four Statements of Poll are not completed, the elections results would not be credible.

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