Monday 1 June, 2020

Activists call for peaceful resolution to Guyana's political deadlock

Photo: iStock/dk_photos

Photo: iStock/dk_photos

Social justice advocates from Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Barbados, Bahamas, Grenada, St Vincent and the Grenadines and Suriname have called for politicians in Guyana to comply with election laws.

In a statement, the advocates said: “A damaged electoral process will negatively affect the likelihood of social cohesion in a country scarred by ethnic and political polarisation. The people of Guyana and indeed the Caribbean deserve better from political actors.  They deserve political leadership with integrity and that honours the collective will of the people.”

“We particularly share our deep concern for the safety and security of all Guyanese and call for peace and calm in all communities. Not one more life should be lost.”

The advocates are calling for all political parties to do their part to ensure the process is transparent and builds trust amongst Guyanese.

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