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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.

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Political Parties and their Manifestos

During the two weeks before the elections, we met and had wide-ranging discussions with, among others, most of the political parties who were contesting the elections. Two of the parties, however, could not be contacted and there was no response to written invitations to meet us. We gained the impression from our discussions with party leaders that in Guyana, no less than elsewhere in the Commonwealth generally, politics was conducted in a lively and competitive atmosphere even though the ruling political party had held the reins of government for more than two decades.

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