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CARICOM delegation pulls out of recount following injunction

The drama surrounding the March 2, 2020 General and Regional Elections has taken another surprising turn after the Guyana Elections Commission was served with an injunction that temporarily stops the entity from recounting the votes. The Commission will be brought before the courts on Friday.

Following this new development, the CARICOM election observation mission pulled out of the process, thus raising more concerns over the validity of the most recent legal action.

Below is a press statement released by GECOM on Tuesday afternoon:

“The Guyana Elections Commission has been served with an interim injunction
retraining the agency from proceeding with the national recount of votes cast in the 2nd March, 2020 General and
Regional Elections.
In light of this recent development, the Commission is expected to appear in Court on Friday, 20th March, 2020
and the high level independent Caricom delegation has indicated that they would withdraw from the process.
The Guyana Elections Commission is hopeful for an early resolution.”

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