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    While many APNU/AFC supporters are cheering for the premature swearing in of their presidential candidate, the incumbent David Granger, the CARICOM has yesterday issued a statement that any government sworn in under these conditions would lack legitimacy.

    Any Government which is sworn in without a credible and fully transparent vote count process would lack legitimacy. – Chairman of CARICOM – Mia Mottley.

    This joins a long list of international bodies including the Organization of American States, the United States Embassy, the Canadian High Commission and the European Union which have all warned the government of Guyana of the dangers of electoral fraud.

    Related: US Secretary of States Warns that Individuals Who Seek the Benefits of Electoral Fraud Will be Subject to Serious Consequences.

    It was agreed that a CARICOM Team, which arrived in Guyana around the 15th of March, 2020, would supervise the recount of the disputed Region 4 votes when an injunction to block recount was filed by a “citizen” and granted by the High Court of Guyana.

    The statement, published on the CARICOM website yesterday afternoon (17th March, 2020), also states: “It is clear that there are forces that do not want to see the votes recounted for whatever reason.”

    The high level CARICOM team, which arrived in Guyana a few days ago, was forced to abort mission and go home after their cause was frustrated by a series of chaotic events and finally when the High Court granted an injunction to block the scheduled recount.

    Meanwhile, in an ironic statement, Mr. David Granger has issued a statement that he “regrets” that the CARICOM team had to leave.

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