European Union urges GECOM to ‘rapidly’ declare recount results

European Union urges GECOM to ‘rapidly’ declare recount results

The spokesperson for the European Union’s Foreign Affairs Chief on Wednesday urged that the Guyana Elections Commission “rapidly” issues a declaration “based on the credible results of the recount certified by the Caribbean Community, ensuring respect for the will of the people of Guyana, in line with the ruling by the Caribbean Court of Justice.”

Four and a half months after the general and regional elections, President David Granger has refused to concede defeat though his Coalition lost the elections by over 24,000 votes.

In a statement, Nabila Massrali, spokesperson for Josef Borrell, the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, which carries out the Union’s Common Foreign and Security Policy, said the recent “clear ruling by the Caribbean Court of Justice now provides a solid foundation for a peaceful and democratic solution to Guyana’s post-electoral crisis.”

The spokesperson added: “We expect all Guyanese leaders and stakeholders to support such a declaration to conclude this long overdue democratic process. Only then can a legitimate Government be sworn in, which is urgent and essential for the country.”

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