Irfaan Ali will be declared the ninth President of Guyana, Justice (ret’d) Claudette Singh, the chair of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) decided on Tuesday afternoon.
Justice Singh, at a meeting of the Commission, suggested that she will make a declaration based on the results of the National Vote Recount which showed the People’s Progressive Party beat APNU+AFC by 15, 416 votes.
She will be asking the Chief Elections Officer to prepare a report according to the figures produced from the recount.
Justice Singh said she has no power to annul the elections as called for by APNU+AFC and said that that party’s concerns could be addressed in a court action.
We will bring more details as this story develops.