U.S. Embassy Supports OAS and EAB Elections Efforts

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce financial support totaling more than USD$300,000 for the election monitoring programs of the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Electoral Assistance Bureau (EAB).  These resources will assist in their efforts to ensure fair, free, and credible elections in Guyana on May 11th.

Both the OAS and EAB have a proven track record of successful election monitoring missions and are widely respected.  The U.S. Government is pleased to support the two organizations in bringing their credible and critical analysis to Guyana’s 2015 electoral process.

The United States of America continues to advocate globally for the expansion and strengthening of democratic governance.  Regular free and fair elections are critical in this regard.  The Guyana Elections Commission has established a strong track record of ensuring ‎ free, fair, and credible ‎elections for the people of Guyana, and we have full faith and confidence in its ability to do so once again in 2015. It is our hope that international and domestic observation will increase public and stakeholder confidence in the electoral process, culminating in all political parties’ acceptance of the ultimate results.  The United States remains committed to engagement with all stakeholders to help ensure a free, fair, credible, and peaceful electoral process.