The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Sunday afternoon declared Mohammed Irfaan Ali, President elect following the submission of the report of the March 2 , general and regional elections by the Chief Elections Officer to the commission.
The declaration was made by Chief Elections Officer, Retired Justice Claudette Singh after she received the report from CEO, Keith Lowenfield.
The report of the CEO was based on the data from the National Recount.The Peoples Progressive Party/Civic(PPP/C) obtained 33 seats while A Partnership for National Unity +Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) coalition obtained 31 seats.The small parties also picked-up a seat.
Lowenfield in his report stated that he does not believe that the declaration reflects the will of the people.This he said was based on the number anomalies which came out in the recount process.
The 40-year-old Ali is a former Minister of Housing under the previous PPP/C administration. He was elected presidential candidate of the PPP/C in January 2019.