PPP/C gains over 30,000 votes from 2015 general elections
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…valid votes cast increases by over 48,000 from 2015

When 2015 and 2020 results for the general aspect of Guyana’s national elections are compared, the PPP/C secured approximately 30,680 additional votes while the APNU+AFC secured 10,719 additional ones.

In 2015, the PPP/C gained a total of 202,656 votes, but this year it gained 233,336. On the other hand, the APNU+AFC gained 207,201 votes in 2015 and 217,920 in 2020.

Meanwhile, the total valid votes cast in 2015 increased from 411,970 (with 4,000 rejected votes from an initial 415,970) to 460,352 (with 4,213 rejected from an initial 464,565). In other words, the number of valid votes cast increased by 48,382.

This comparison was made utilising the official Elections Report submitted on August 2, 2020 by Chief Elections Officer (CEO) Keith Lowenfield and the results of the 2015 General Elections as made public on the elections commission’s website.

For the highly contested Region Four, the comparison shows that the APNU+AFC gained an additional 3,085 votes from 2015 while the PPP/C gained an additional 10,717. In Region Six, a stronghold of the PPPC/, based on voter turnout and votes cast in the party’s favour, the APNU+AFC lost 1,704 votes while the PPP/C gained an additional 3,830.

In the APNU+AFC stronghold, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Upper Berbice), when compared to 2015, the PPP/C gained 377 votes while the APNU+AFC gained 2,378. The only small party which contested in the 2015 and 2020 general elections was the URP. However, the URP had performed better in 2015 with a total of 418 votes, while the party lost a total of 58 votes this year, securing only 360 votes.

In total, for the 2020 general elections, the results are as follows: ANUG – 2,313; APNU+AFC – 217,920; CG – 1,953; LJP – 2,657; PPP/C – 233,336; PRP – 889; TCI – 680; TMN – 244 and URP – 360. It saw the PPP/C winning the elections by 15,416 votes against the APNU+AFC.

In the elections, the PPP/C took the lead in six regions, while the APNU+AFC took the lead in four, including Region Four. Both parties secured most of their votes in Region Four and the least in Region Eight, which has a small population.

The party with the lowest number of votes altogether was new comer, TNM. Meanwhile, the new comer party with the highest number of votes was the LJP with 2,657. The latter party contested in only six regions for the general elections, but outperformed others like the URP which contested in nine regions.

The results for Region One are as follows: APNU+AFC – 3,909; LJP – 170; PPP/C – 8,002; PRP – 24 and URP – 6. This amounts to 12, 439 votes from which 328 votes were rejected resulting in a total of 12,111 valid votes. The PPP/C took the lead.

The results for Region Two state: ANUG – 85; APNU+AFC – 7,340; CG – 151; LJP – 121; PPP/C – 18,785; PRP – 57; TCI – 18 and URP – 64. This amounts to 26,872 votes from which 251 votes were rejected resulting in a total of 26,621 valid votes. The PPP/C took the lead.

The results for Region Three are as follows: ANUG – 302; APNU+AFC –23,808; CG –319; PPP/C – 47,851; PRP –136; TCI –77; TMN – 56 and URP – 43. This amounts to 73,077 votes from which 485 votes were rejected, resulting in a total of 72,592 valid votes. The PPP/C took the lead.

The results for Region Four state: ANUG – 1,426; APNU+AFC – 116,941; CG –935; LJP – 755; PPP/C – 80,920; PRP – 52; TCI – 22; TMN – 10 and URP – 19. This amounts to 203, 742 votes from which 1,665 votes were rejected resulting in a total of 202,077 valid votes. The APNU+AFC took the lead.

The results for Region Five are as follows: ANUG – 88; APNU+AFC – 14,502; CG – 100; PPP/C – 18,326; PRP – 52; TCI – 22; TMN – 10 and URP – 19. This amounts to 33,735 votes from which 256 votes were rejected resulting in a total of 33,119 valid votes. The PPP/C took the lead.

The results for Region Six state: ANUG – 164; APNU+AFC – 20,399; CG – 272; PPP/C – 43,440; PRP – 172; TCI – 60; TMN – 16 and URP – 44. This amounts to 65,079 votes from which 512 votes were rejected resulting in a total of 64,567 valid votes. The PPP/C took the lead.

The results for Region Seven are as follows: ANUG – 77; APNU+AFC – 4,813; CG –67; LJP – 884; PPP/C – 3,728 and URP – 23. This amounts to 9,756 votes from which 164 votes were rejected resulting in a total of 9,592 valid votes. The APNU+AFC took the lead.

The results for Region Eight state: APNU+AFC – 2,152; LJP – 450; PPP/C – 2,052 and TMN – 11. This amounts to 4,778 votes from which 113 votes were rejected resulting in a total of 4,665 valid votes. The APNU+AFC took the lead.

The results for Region Nine are as follows: APNU+AFC – 4,887; LJP – 277; PPP/C – 7,070 and URP – 27. This amounts to 12,457 votes from which 196 votes were rejected resulting in a total of 12,261 valid votes. The PPP/C took the lead.

The results for Region 10 state: ANUG – 171; APNU+AFC – 19,169; CG – 109; PPP/C – 3,162; PRP – 47; TCI – 37; TMN – 16 and URP – 36. This amounts to 22,990 votes from which 243 votes were rejected resulting in a total of 22,747 valid votes. The APNU+AFC took the lead.

In total, for the general elections, the results are as follows: ANUG – 2,313; APNU+AFC – 217,920; CG – 1,953; LJP – 2,657; PPP/C – 233,336; PRP – 889; TCI – 680; TMN – 244 and URP – 360.

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