The Government of India,today, said it is closely following the developments related to elections in Guyana and asserted that it is important that the nation’s electoral process be “credible and transparent”.
Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said, “We are following the developments with respect to elections in Guyana closely. As a democracy itself, and a time tested friend of Guyana, India would underline that it is important that Guyana’s electoral processes are credible, fair and transparent.”
It is in the interest of all parties that the elections are so assessed both by the people of Guyana and the international community, he said.
India is but one of the many countries that have called for a transparent and credible electoral process in Guyana.
Envois in Guyana, including the Ambassador of the United States of America, Sarah-Ann Lynch; the British High Commissioner, Greg Quinn; the Canadian High Commissioner, Lilian Chatterjee, and the Ambassador of the European Union, Fernando Ponz-Canto, have also called for a free and fair process.
Many regional and international blocks have also made similar calls, as did the local private sector and other groups.