Joint Statement: Guyana Has Had a Free and Fair Election

Dr. Nicole Giles, High Commissioner, Canadian High Commission
Gregory Quinn, High Commissioner, British High Commission
Bryan Hunt, Chargé d’Affaires, U.S. Embassy

Georgetown – The Embassy of the United States of America and the High Commissions ‎of the United Kingdom and Canada wish to reiterate our strong and considered opinion that the voting and tabulation processes in the Guyanese national and regional elections were free, fair, and credible. Despite investigating, in collaboration with other observer missions, repeated allegations of irregularities, we have found nothing that would materially impact the integrity or credibility of the process.

The Guyana Elections Commission has an effective verification and dispute resolution process that is functioning well. International experts continue to observe this process. We encourage any political party with concerns about any preliminary results to use the established process with the Guyana Elections Commission to make those disputes known rather than resorting to the media.

The Guyana Elections Commission is working to complete final results as early as possible under Guyanese law. We call on all Guyanese to be patient during that process and for all political leaders to respect the final results. We also call on all political parties to keep their promise to respect the Code of Conduct for Political Parties.‎