I welcome the successful completion of voting in Guyana’s general and regional elections on 11 May. I now urge all parties and their supporters to have patience and give the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) the space and respect it needs to accurately tally the votes.
As only GECOM is mandated to announce the election outcome, any results from other sources should be treated with significant caution.
Now is the time for calm and I encourage all Guyanese, and their political leaders, to avoid any actions which could lead to violence. I deplore any election related violence that has taken place and once again urge all to do what they can to promote reconciliation and a peaceful conclusion to the electoral process.
I would also like to take this opportunity to commend once again the work of GECOM and the Guyanese authorities in conducting these elections.