Guyana Elections 2011
November 29, 2011 by staff
Guyana Elections 2011, Prime Minister Stephenson King expressed his confidence in the victory of his political platform, the United Workers Party, in the ongoing parliamentary elections.
In remarks to journalists after voting, King said he hoped for the UWP victory in these polls for the 15-seat Congress from which the new government will emerge for the next five years. He also expressed satisfaction with the large people’s turnout.
Some 152,000 Saint Lucia residents are expected to cast their votes to elect the members of Parliament among 52 candidates from six parties, including the UWP and opposition Saint Lucia Labor Party.
At least 475 polling stations opened doors as of early morning, and calm is prevailing, according to the head of the Voting Office, Carson Raggie, who added that turnout is expected to exceed that of the last polls, when more that 58 percent of the population cast their votes.
The elections are being supervised by special comissions from CARICOM, the Commonwealth and the Organization of American States.
For the first time since the foundation of CARICOM in 1973, two full-fledged members of the regional bloc -Saint Lucia and Guyana- are holding elections on the same day.
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