Opposition party claims victory in Guyana's general electionTuesday, May 12, 2015
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) – The main Opposition coalition alliance Tuesday claimed victory in the general election even though the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is yet to make an official statement on the results regarding Monday’s poll.
David Granger, the presidential candidate of the alliance, which comprises A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and the Alliance for Change (AFC), told a news conference that the coalition had been tabulating the statements of polls coming into its headquarters and that the results show that the party had made some inroads into traditional strongholds of the ruling People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C) which is seeking to extend its 22 year hold on power.
“At the present time with 2,2025 statesmen of polls counted or 88 per cent , the APNU + AFC has 182,176 votes while the PPP/C has 157, 947, a variance of 24, 229 votes,” Granger a retired army Brigadier, told reporters.
“The APNU+AFC Coalition therefore after careful examination of the results can be seen to have a commanding lead in the polls. APNU+AFC continues to urge its supporters to remain clam as the official announcement of the results of the elections is awaited,” Granger added.
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