A total of 47 ballot boxes were counted today, 12th of May, 2020 at the Arthur Chung Convention Center in Georgetown, Guyana, South America. This is part of the ongoing national votes recount process. Today’s count brings the total number of ballot boxes counted so far up to a grand total of 290 for the general elections and 287 for the regional elections. That leaves a total of 2049 ballot boxes for the general elections and 2052 for the regional elections to be counted within 18 days.
After a meeting with various party agents and stakeholders, GECOM has agreed to increase the number of counting stations.
According to various party agents present, APNU/AFC representatives have once again been calling out “discrepancies” in the electoral process such as migrated and dead persons allegedly having voted. According to former attorney general, Anil Nandlall, and LJP leader, Lenox Shuman, they have been doing so “without producing any evidence.”
A conflict of interest also arose between GECOM’s Alexander and various party agents with regards to airing the “Observation Report.” The observation report is sort of like an audit of the March 2, 2020 elections. The party agents are contenting that this would delay the recount process, however, Mr. Vincent Alexander is contending that airing of the observation report is important.
In addition to all of the above, there were reports that someone coughed in the counting station causing a temporary halt in the recount due to the COVID task force screening individuals.
Up to last evening the PPP/C has been leading with 24,526 votes followed by the APNU/AFC with 15,725 votes.