The General and Regional Elections in Guyana, 5 October, 1992

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These Election Reports are the observations, conclusions and recommendations of Commonwealth Observer Groups. The SecretaryGeneral constitutes these observer missions at the request of governments and with the agreement of all significant political parties. At the end of a mission, a report is submitted to the SecretaryGeneral, who makes it available to the government of the country in question, the political parties concerned and to all Commonwealth governments. The report eventually becomes a public document.



The Campaign

When we arrived in Georgetown, we were struck by what appeared to be an apathetic approach to the elections. We were told that Guyanese were' election weary', having come through two years of wrangling over electoral reforms, voters' lists and having the elections postponed from a year previously. Accustomed as we were to passionate and colourful campaigning in other Commonwealth countries, we were surprised at the lack of party posters and bunting.


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