Elections in Guyana

Statement by Marie Harf, Deputy Spokesperson

Washington -The United States congratulates ‎the people of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana on holding successful elections on May 11.  We look forward to working with newly-elected President David Granger and all those who were also elected to office.  We also look forward to supporting President Granger’s efforts to promote inclusive governance and national development.

We wish to express appreciation to outgoing President Donald Ramotar and the members of his government for their service to the people of Guyana.  President Ramotar is to be congratulated for the numerous achievements that his government made under his leadership.

We would like to commend the Guyana Elections Commission for conducting a free, fair, and credible electoral process.  Moving forward, we urge all parties and their supporters to work together to focus their collective efforts on addressing the issues that are important to the Guyanese people, including economic development, citizen security, broader social inclusion, and the protection and effective management of the nation’s vast resources.