Former Presidential Advisor says more intl observers needed for elections

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedPPP to take GECOM issues int’l; distances self from Ramsammy’s oil accusationsMay 22, 2015In “Politics”Ramotar questions integrity of Int’l Observers; wants recount of 22 ballot boxesMay 15, 2015In “Politics”PPP to protest GECOM offices; says internal changes being madeMay 20, 2015In “Politics” With the passage of the no confidence motion and general and regional elections being expected as a result of that, calls are being made for the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to cover all its bases.It is against this backdrop that former People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Member of Parliament (MP) Dr Kwame Gilbert is calling for a larger presence of international observers for the next elections.Dr Kwame Gilbert“The stakes are the highest they have ever been. Compounded by the deterioration of trust, it is even more imperative to have a wider body of international observers,” he said.Dr Gilbert, a former Presidential Advisor on Social Policy, told this media group that he would also call on the parliamentary parties to jointly agree for that level of electoral oversight.His call comes after GECOM reported last October leading to Local Government Elections that there was a shortfall in applications for election observers.Following that update, the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and the European Union submitted their applications to become observers. Their applications were approved.Dr Gilbert also pointed to the need for more groups and countries to join in observing the next elections, which by all suspicions could be another historic one.

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