(Barbados Today)- May 23, 2020
Guyanese from all over the world joined in an e-protest on Saturday, to call for democracy in Guyana.
Among them was Charrandas Persaud, ex Guyanese MP with the governing APNU/AFC ruling coalition, whose e-placard reads: “APNU/AFC declare your SOPs to show the win that you claim.”
On Dec. 21, Guyanese-Canadian set off a political firestorm when he made the unprecedented move of voting against his own government in a no-confidence motion tabled by the opposition, effectively triggering an early election.
At the time, the 66-year-old said he made the move because he believes the government hasn’t been focusing on developing the country or creating jobs.
The e-protest was organised by the Barbados based Caribbean Movement for Peace and Integration.
With only 41 per of ballot boxes from the March 2 elections completed after day 17 of a 25-day recount process, the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) was set to meet today on accelerating the work and how to address claims of irregularities that are being raised by APNU+AFC agents.
GECOM yesterday recounted 87 ballot boxes taking the total to 964 of the 2,339 boxes used on Election Day with a little more than a week left in the original 25-day deadline.
Public Relations Officer Yolanda Ward disclosed that of the 87, a total of 19 boxes were counted from District Three, 19 from District Four, 14 from District Five, 24 from District Six and 11 from District Seven.
She added that 928 Statements of Recount from the General Elections and 927 from the Regional Elections have been tabulated.