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US Embassy in Guyana issues security alert ahead of GECOM election declaration

By Caribbean News Global fav

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – The United States Embassy in Georgetown has issued a security alert ahead of the declaration of the March 2020 general and regional elections, by the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM).

The PPP/C has reportedly won the March 2, 2020, General and Regional Elections following the national recount of the final ballot box (#4877) from Region 4 (Demerara-Mahaica) at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre (ACCC) on Sunday.

The US security alert, election-related announcement said, “Host country security and law enforcement will likely have an increased presence before and after the announcement of the elections results in the coming weeks.

“It is possible that large crowds could gather at government venues.  U.S. government personnel have been advised to take precautions to prepare for any unexpected disruptions to their normal routine.”

The security alert advises citizens on ‘actions to take’ including: “Avoid large gatherings and demonstrations, as even peaceful demonstrations may quickly turn violent. Monitor local radio or television reports for up to date information. Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.”

PPP/C victorious at 2020 general and regional elections recount in Guyana




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