New GECOM Chair aims to have free fair and transparent elections

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedPresident Granger briefs DiplomatsJuly 31, 2019In “latest news”Stakeholders laud appointment of new GECOM Chair  July 27, 2019In “Local News”Opposition Commissioners talk early elections with new GECOM ChairJuly 31, 2019In “latest news” Justice Claudette Singh was this morning sworn-in as the Chairperson of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), effective today.Her appointment comes at a time when there is much controversy over GECOM’s role in the preparation for early elections following the passage of the no-confidence motion against the government last year.In a brief interview with the media following the swearing-in ceremony at the Ministry of the Presidency, Justice Singh said she is fully committed to having “free, fair and transparent elections”.The new GECOM Chair said she intends to meet with each set of commissioners to discuss several issues affecting the Commission.Attending the swearing-in ceremony were Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, Chief Elections Officer (CEO) Keith Lowenfield, GECOM Commissioners, former Chancellor of the Judiciary Justice Cecil Kennard, among other notable dignitaries.Justice Singh was appointed following a consensus between the President and the Opposition Leader. read more