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OAS\OEM calls on all actors in the electoral process to conduct themselves with dignity and respect for others

  November 26, 2011

Professor Gordon Shirley, Chief of Mission for the OAS\EOM Guyana, urges all actors in the electoral process to demonstrate responsible leadership in the final days of the election campaign. “I encourage all political actors to publicly call upon their supporters to remain calm and respectful and to display restraint and tolerance in these final days leading to the Monday November 28, 2011 general and regional elections,” he said.

“I also wish to remind political parties, and their candidates and supporters, to adhere to the Code of Conduct that the political parties have all signed and agreed to, and to promote peace and good order on elections day and the days that will follow”, said Professor Shirley. “I trust that all interveners will conduct themselves in compliance with all electoral laws and regulations,” he added.

The OAS\EOM has fielded 25 observers from 14 countries throughout Guyana in view of Monday’s general end regional elections. “Our observers have been deployed and will be present in 9 of the country’s 10 administrative regions until the close of all polling places,” said Professor Shirley.

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Reference: E-983/11