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OAS Electoral Mission begins work in Guyana to observe General and Regional Elections
Feb 21, 2020 - 9:20:13 AM

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The Electoral Observation Mission of the Organization of American States (OAS) for the March 2 General and Regional Elections in Guyana, today began its field work in the country.

The Mission, which is composed of 17 international experts, is headed by the former Prime Minister of Jamaica, Orette Bruce Golding. During its visit, the Mission will analyse issues related to the voters list, electoral organization and technology, the political participation of women, political party financing and electoral justice.

The Chief of Mission and experts will meet with electoral and government authorities, political leaders, candidates and representatives of civil society, among others, to discuss the different aspects of the electoral process.
An advance team is observing voting by the Disciplined Services today, while the other members of the mission will arrive over the next few days.

This will be the sixth Mission that the OAS has deployed to the General and Regional Elections in Guyana, having observed the electoral processes of 1997, 2001, 2006, 2011 and 2015.

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