Más de dos meses sin resultados: el recuento de votos durará unos 25 días

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Comienza en Guyana recuento de votos de pasadas elecciones

Guyana comenzó este miércoles el recuento de los votos de las elecciones del pasado 2 de marzo, con la esperanza de poner fin a la crisis desatada por la impugnación de esos comicios por parte de la oposición.

El nuevo escrutinio tiene lugar en el Centro de Convenciones Arthur Chung, de Georgetown, y lo encabeza la presidenta de la Comisión Electoral, la jueza Claudette Singh.

Agentes de los partidos políticos y observadores nacionales y de la Comunidad del Caribe (Caricom) contribuyen a garantizar la transparencia del reconteo que se extenderá durante 25 días. Se prevé procesar 2.339 urnas de los comicios generales y regionales en los diez distritos del país.

Antes de las sesiones de trabajo diarias se realizan controles médicos a los participantes en el escrutinio, para evitar la propagación de la Covid-19.

La realización del recuento se acordó tras negociaciones entre el presidente guyanés, David Granger, y el líder del opositor Partido Popular Progresista (PPP), Bharrat Jagdeo. Hace dos días, Granger afirmó que aceptará las conclusiones del nuevo recuento para “que un Gobierno elegido democráticamente asuma el cargo”.

La presidenta del Caricom y primera ministra de Barbados, Mia Amor Mottley, expresó que “este proceso debe completarse sin más demora”.

Al concluir las elecciones del 2 de marzo, un primer conteo de los votos dio un amplio triunfo a la coalición Asociación para la Unidad Nacional y la Alianza para el Cambio (APNU-AFC) de Granger.

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Recount begins, expected to last 25 days

After several hiccups, the containers storing the ballot boxes have been opened in the presence of party agents.

The recount of votes has begun, more than two hours after the scheduled start time of 08:00hrs.

The recount is being streamed live on GECOM’s Facebook and YouTube pages.

The entire activity is expected to last 25 days.

Guyana Times


NATIONAL RECOUNT: Ballot Box from Region One flooded

While the recount has started, a number of developments have occurred that all led to the late start of the process. Most glaring among those developments is that one of the ballot boxes from Region One (Barima-Waini) was flooded owing to a hole on the container containing the ballot boxes.

However, it is unclear whether the ballots papers in that box has been destroyed according to the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Public Relations Officer, Yolanda Ward.

“In one of the containers we opened, I think it had ballots from Region One, what we found was one of the ballot boxes was filled with water. What happened there is that upon inspection we found that the container (in which the ballot boxes) was stored it, there was a hole right where that (particular) box was stored and apparently from the run water would have gotten into that particular box. It is just that one box and we are making arrangements to ensure that is corrected and of course, it would be for the Commission to determine how we move as it relates to that one particular box from Region One,” Ward informed.

She further explained that the hole is on the container and not on the ballot box. The box was filled with water when the container was opened in the presence of Party Agents.

Ward said she cannot provide the specifics as to which area in Region One the box is from or the number of ballots in the box. Additionally, she said the condition of the ballots in the box would be known after the box is opened to be recounted.

Guyana Times


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