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CJ throws out one election petition, sets timeline for other

-orders that Statements of Poll and Recount be lodged with court

Chief Justice (Ag) Roxane George-Wiltshire SCBy Femi Harris-Smith January 19, 2021

One of the two petitions filed by the main opposition APNU+AFC challenging the results of the March 2nd 2020 polls has been dismissed because its presidential candidate David Granger was not served on time but the other one will proceed and timelines were yesterday set for it.https://googleads.g.doubleclick.net/pagead/ads?guci=2.2.0.0.2.2.0.0&client=ca-pub-3287926565830325&output=html&h=343&slotname=2321168057&adk=3508698669&adf=3023504811&pi=t.ma~as.2321168057&w=412&lmt=1611052336&rafmt=3&psa=1&format=412×343&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.stabroeknews.com%2F2021%2F01%2F19%2Fnews%2Fguyana%2Fcj-throws-out-one-election-petition-sets-timeline-for-other%2F&flash=0&fwr=1&fwrattr=true&rpe=1&resp_fmts=1&sfro=1&wgl=1&dt=1611053516438&bpp=47&bdt=603&idt=430&shv=r20210112&cbv=r20190131&ptt=9&saldr=aa&abxe=1&cookie=ID%3Dce852c2ad098350c%3AT%3D1610897686%3AS%3DALNI_MYoeTXxbQTXGy68IcXS5eNRg8IbwQ&correlator=7383470749512&frm=20&pv=2&ga_vid=1825427816.1605712762&ga_sid=1611053517&ga_hid=1515955733&ga_fc=0&u_tz=-240&u_his=1&u_java=0&u_h=869&u_w=412&u_ah=869&u_aw=412&u_cd=24&u_nplug=0&u_nmime=0&adx=0&ady=1201&biw=412&bih=734&scr_x=0&scr_y=0&eid=21068769%2C21068946%2C21069000%2C21066973&oid=3&pvsid=408088220393359&pem=969&rx=0&eae=0&fc=896&brdim=0%2C0%2C0%2C0%2C412%2C0%2C412%2C734%2C412%2C734&vis=1&rsz=%7C%7CeEbr%7C&abl=CS&pfx=0&fu=8320&bc=31&ifi=1&uci=a!1&btvi=1&fsb=1&xpc=giyLLH5qZv&p=https%3A//www.stabroeknews.com&dtd=582

Following a ruling in just over two hours yesterday afternoon, Acting Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire SC has also ordered that documents in possession of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) from the March 2nd, 2020 elections not be destroyed before the remaining petition is fully heard and determined.

Specifically, the Chief Justice has ordered that all Statements of Poll (SOPs) and Statements of Recount (SORs) be physically lodged with the Registrar of the Supreme Court for “safe keeping.”

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