Wednesday 3 June, 2020

Commonwealth Mission reports smooth election process in Guyana

Former Barbados Prime Minister, Owen Arthur

Former Barbados Prime Minister, Owen Arthur

The Commonwealth Election Observer Mission in Guyana has so far not encountered any issues  they would describe as troubling.

This from Mission Co-lead and former Prime Minister of Barbados Owen Arthur following his visit to two polling stations  at the National Aquatic Centre and St Paul’s Primary School in Region 4, earlier on Monday.

“We have been fulfilling our duties to observe. We were here just when the polls were opened. It would appear as though the elections are being conducted in an orderly fashion. The elections in Guyana are conducted in accordance with specific guidelines according to the constitution and law, so our function as observers is to observe the manner in which elections are conducted and seeing that the processes are being followed,” Arthur said.

“I hope that the elections are completed peaceful,” he added.

The Commonwealth has eleven Observers across Guyana .

They will meet with other observers missions tomorrow where an interim statement will be made.

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