August 3, 2020

Opposition candidate Ali sworn in as Guyana’s president

Georgetown (Guyana) (AFP) – Guyana’s opposition candidate was sworn in as president on Sunday, hours after being declared winner of the disputed March 2 general election in the oil-rich, cash-poor South American nation.Irfaan Ali, 40, of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) was named the top vote-getter by Guyana Elections Commission chief Claudette Singh 154 days after the poll, following a recount, court battles and allegations of fraud.Outgoing leader David Granger, 74, said his coalition “respects the lawful consequences of the ‘declaration'” by the elections commission, but also said clai…


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