Press release

FCO Minister comments on Guyana election results

Foreign Office Minister for the Caribbean, James Duddridge, congratulates the new President of Guyana - David Granger

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Mr Duddridge said:

The UK welcomes the successful conclusion of Guyana’s general and regional elections on 11 May, and I congratulate David Granger on his election as President of Guyana.

Reports from local and international observer groups are that the elections took place without any significant disruption and that it was credible, transparent, free and fair. The citizens of Guyana have made their voice clear, and the large numbers who turned out to cast their ballots is a testament to the strength of democracy in the country.

The UK looks forward to working with the government of Guyana in continuing to build on the strong and long-standing relationship between our two countries.

Background

  • General and regional elections to elect a President and 65 MPs took place in Guyana on 11 May. The coalition opposition party A Partnership for National Unity +Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) won the election with 50.3% of the total vote.

  • Local observers consisted of the diplomatic community and other interested NGOs and private sector bodies. International observers came from the: Caribbean Community (CARICOM); Carter Center; Commonwealth; Organisation of American States; and UNASUR.

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Published 18 May 2015