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Guyana's ruling party not conceding defeat

Published:Thursday | May 14, 2015 | 6:27 PM

Despite an announcement by the Guyana Elections Commission that the Opposition coalition has won Monday’s general and regional elections, the People’s Progressive Party-Civic (PPP-C) is not conceding defeat.

A member of the party’s executive committee, Gail Teixeira, told reporters that her party preferred to await the official declaration of the final results by the Chief Elections Officer.

She noted that by law there has to be an official announcement.

Earlier today,  Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield announced that the coalition won a total of 206,817 votes while the PPP-C won 201,457 votes.

However, the PPP-C is claiming victory and continues to point to allegations of irregularities.