While the David Granger administration is still hoping to hold on to office through the controversial narrative of a flawed electoral process, the Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Mr. Ralph Gonsalves, in a recent interview with NBC Radio, has made a compelling statement that the results of the recount must be used to declare a winner of the March 2, 2020 elections in Guyana, South America.
This statement by the Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines joins a number of international bodies which have urged Guyana to ensure a swift and democratic transition of government based on the recount results.
We expect that the Guyana Elections Commission will honor the results of the recount and declare the winner in accordance with the recount.Ralph gonsalves – prime minister of st. vincent and the grenadines
A conglomerate of international powers including the Organization of International States, the Commonwealth, the European Union, the United States Ambassador and the Canadian High Commissioner have urged Mr. David Granger to respect the will of the people and allow a democratic transition of government for the benefit of all Guyanese.
The Prime Minister further stated:
St. Vincent and the Grenadines stands firmly for democracy and effecting the will of the people – so that will tell you where we are. I don’t have to say anything more. Straight and plain, CARICOM is not going to tolerate anybody stealing an election.ralph gonsalves – prime minister of st. vincent and the grenadines
Mr. Ralph Gonsalves is lined up to take over from Barbados Prime Minister, Honorable Mia Mottley as the Chairperson of CARICOM next month – July 2020.
The David Granger administration had specifically blocked the Carter Center from returning to observe the recount, stating that the CARICOM team is enough. This moved had raised speculation that the APNU/AFC government would try to coerce the CARICOM team into facilitating the undermining of the electoral process. However, the CARICOM team has a vested interest in keeping its name clean from such underhanded practices as is reflected in the words of Mr. Ralph Gonsalves.
The chair of GECOM, Ms. Claudette Singh, is also under pressure from the APNU/AFC camp to declare the elections null and void or the APNU/AFC winner due to a flawed electoral process.