The General and Regional Elections in Guyana, 15 December 1997

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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 and the Media

When we arrived in Georgetown the campaign was well under way, and although there were relatively few posters in and around the city there could be no doubt that elections were imminent. With nine days to go before the General and Regional Elections there were regular rallies and meetings by the larger political parties and all sections of the Press were full of campaign advertising and news. The number of people attending rallies depended on who was speaking.


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