Guyana: Chief Justice rules declaration for Region Four was unlawful

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(Stabroek News) – Acting Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire today ruled that there had been substantial non-compliance by the Returning Officer for Region Four Clairmont Mingo in his purported declaration of of results for Region Four and the results are therefore null and void and vacated.

She also ordered that the Guyana Elections Commission cannot declare a final result until the declaration for Region Four is properly done.

She ruled that the process required for the declaration should begin by tomorrow at 11 am.

The CJ’s ruling would be seen as a major victory for the opposition but questions still remain as to what process will now be followed by Mingo to satisfy concerns about an accurate declaration for Region Four . Region Four is pivotal to the final outcome of the elections.

Acting Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire delivers her ruling on the case seeking full verification of the vote count for Region Four at last Monday’s general and regional elections.

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