The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is currently examining the legal ramifications of an agreement made between the incumbent President, David Granger and Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo to have a high-level team from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) overlook the overall recount of ballots cast in the March 2 Regional and General Elections.
The Commission said that it is in receipt of a copy of the Aide Memoire that was signed by Granger Jagdeo and witnessed by CARICOM’s Secretary-General, Irwin Larocque.
“While the Commission has considered the proposal and has implemented systems for the operationalization of the exercise; as a safeguard mechanism, it is necessary for all the legal issues to be properly addressed including the gazetting of the process as requested by the high-level CARICOM delegation. Once finalized, the counting would commence immediately. The outcome of the Commission’s decision in this regard would be communicated and adequate notice on the start time for the exercise would be provided,” the Commission noted.