Coalition wins in Guyana

GEORGE TOWN, Guyana (CMC) – The main opposition coalition has won the general elections held here on Monday, according to preliminary figures released Thursday by the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM).

The opposition alliance, comprising A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and the Alliance for Change (AFC), polled 206,817 , as compared to 201,457 for the incumbent People’s Progressive Party/Civic that was seeking to extend its 22-year hold on power in this Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country.

Presidential candidate Granger and his wife after casting their ballots Monday.
Presidential candidate David Granger and his wife after casting their ballots Monday.

On Wednesday night, former United States President Jimmy Carter urged GECOM to release the results of the elections and called on political leaders to act responsibly.

“I call on GECOM to urgently publicize all of the results that it has received and reviewed in Georgetown. Political leaders should act responsibly and allow GECOM to continue its work,” Carter said.

“The law provides for recounts, and the submission of election petitions following the declaration of results by GECOM,” he added.

The ruling PPP/C had called for a recount in all 10 regions of the country, while the coalition had given the electoral authorities a 24-hour deadline to make a “definitive’ statement on the election impasse.

Outgoing President Donald Ramotar
Outgoing President Donald Ramotar

Carter, who led an observer mission from the Carter Center, said “all sides should avoid taking unnecessary actions that could contribute to a climate of fear or threaten peace.

“I urge the Guyanese people to remain patient and to reflect the dignity and integrity of what took place on Election Day. The voters have spoken and the results will be available soon, ” he said.

18 Responses to Coalition wins in Guyana

  1. Divine Duchess
    Divine Duchess May 14, 2015 at 11:04 am

    I hope all is well but truth be told this is some lawless body that allowed the devil to use them smh.

  2. Becky Worrell
    Becky Worrell May 14, 2015 at 11:04 am

    Come again?!?!?!?! At a primary school?!?!?!?!?!?! What is this world coming to?????

  3. Marie Mc Mahon
    Marie Mc Mahon May 14, 2015 at 11:08 am

    What in gods name is going on

    • Danielle Reid-Melillo
      Danielle Reid-Melillo May 14, 2015 at 11:15 am

      Don’t worry 100% of the time so far it’s some idiot doing a prank call! There have been bomb scares from the time I was in secondary school in 2000 and I’m sure even before that!

  4. Danielle Reid-Melillo
    Danielle Reid-Melillo May 14, 2015 at 11:09 am

    Maybe some idiot bored at home. People that make these prank calls need to be charged!

  5. Margaret Lorde
    Margaret Lorde May 14, 2015 at 11:17 am

    Really that nonsense still happens…pranking a school during exam term disrupts the children, how ignorant.

  6. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce May 14, 2015 at 11:25 am

    All wanna got to do is trace the call and put the idiot in Dodds City.

  7. Gerald Matthews
    Gerald Matthews May 14, 2015 at 11:30 am

    ya know this been going on for decades.. And it all way boils down to so body with a inspiration of ignorance that is only result is in the disruption of the children’s education… Hooray to the fool that did it, job well do. Now go and jump in a dry well and take a swim….

  8. Jane Brathwaite
    Jane Brathwaite May 14, 2015 at 11:35 am

    Hmmm this is fishy , hope that this isn’t something more ……. Why a primary school ? This one is strange…..

  9. kathy-Ann Clarke May 14, 2015 at 1:07 pm

    Lawlessness, somebody that needs work. Hope all is well, and the teachers and the children will feel safe again. Hope the call can be traced as well…

  10. Linda Fenty
    Linda Fenty May 14, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    Way to go you idot .
    Traumatizing children, upsetting parents and causing a general mess.
    What a society we are living in today.

  11. Shaheera Asante-De Waele
    Shaheera Asante-De Waele May 14, 2015 at 3:03 pm


  12. Heather Cole
    Heather Cole May 14, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    A tidal wave washing away corruption. First St. Kitts, now Gyuana. Where will it go next?

  13. Winston Trechane
    Winston Trechane May 14, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    Now that Ramotar and thugs have gone the next target is Granger and gang. You people better do it right the first time everytime.

  14. Prince Nicholas
    Prince Nicholas May 14, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    Ramator wants a total recount of all votes

  15. Marva Lashley-Todd
    Marva Lashley-Todd May 14, 2015 at 5:29 pm

    hope everything will go back to normal now

  16. Etson Yorrick
    Etson Yorrick May 14, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    So how come guyana get a new president an we cant get a new government stupessssss guess we are not that lucky

  17. Hightower Bajedude
    Hightower Bajedude May 14, 2015 at 6:22 pm



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