Guyana´s Election Commission's (Gecom) last bulletin, published on the institution official website, offered preliminary results considering only 139 of the 2,339 polling stations showed a narrow spectrum of the possible outcomes.
However, even when Gecom affirmed that nine political parties strove for the election, only two of them had clear winning possibilities among the 11 participating in the regional ballots. Those parties are the major political players in Guyana: A Partnership for National Unity/ Alliance for Change (APNU/AFC) and the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C).
The new 65-member National Assembly will be elected for a five-year term and the leader of the largest coalition or party becomes the country's president.
Local authorities requested their citizens be aware in case of fake news and manipulated results and requested to accept as official the ones published on its website. Besides, the Gecom presidency solicited calm and patience to the Guyanese people.
As some local news media reports, Deputy Chief and experts of the Electoral Mission of the Organization of American States continues observing the final vote tally in Guyana and will remain in the country until the declaration of results. Besides, European Union Elections Observer Mission and Caricom observers, accompany the counting process.
Although Guyana's laws provide for the official declaration of results to be given up to 15 days after the polls close, Gecom said it is working to make the results available as soon as possible.