News Americas, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Weds. Nov. 30. 2011: Two days after general elections in the South American nation of Guyana, only over thirty one percent or 151,930 votes cast by voters have been confirmed and authenticated by the commission, using Statements of Poll.
As of 8 a.m. this morning, the incumbent Peoples Progressive Party/Civic had pushed ahead with 70,201 votes compared to 65,177 for A Partnership For National Unity from votes confirmed from the Nov. 28th elections.
The Alliance for Change has 16,065 while TUF is bringing up the lead.
“For us only the SOP hard copy is what counts,” Dr. Steve Surujbally stated, chair of the Guyana Elections Commission.
APNU has already complained about voter irregularities and the intimidatory presence of a number of PPPC candidates at a number of polling stations.
Both the AFC and APNU have rejected requests by the PPPC for ballots cast at several polling places to be recounted.