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Brazil Urges Respect of Recount Results

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15th of July, 2020. Georgetown, Guyana, South America.

Although President Jair Bolsonaro has not issued an official statement on the ongoing electoral crisis in Guyana as yet, the “Folha de Sao Paulo” has reported that Brazil’s position is to “add pressure to the APNU/AFC administration by endorsing the CARICOM certified recount results and call for a declaration of winner based on those results.”

According to the article entitled “Guyana experiences unending elections..,” officials in Brazil are worried that an undemocratic government would be a turnoff to potential investors. The report also notes that, “the expedients used by the APNU/AFC to delay the completion of the electoral process pose a serious threat to stability in Guyana.”

Brazil is Guyana’s biggest, most powerful and most friendly neighbor. It is also a member of the Organization of American States. The OAS has recently called a meeting to discuss the ongoing political crisis in Guyana and has recognized PPP/C’s Irfaan Ali as the democratically elected president of Guyana.

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