Estonian MEP to launch EU election observation mission in Guyana

  • 2020-02-04
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN – Estonian MEP Urmas Paet was appointed chief observer of the European Union's election observation mission in Guyana and the MEP will launch the mission there on Wednesday.

Paet is also scheduled to meet with President of Guyana David A. Granger, as well as with the foreign minister, justice minister, security minister and health minister of Guyana.

On Thursday, the MEP is to speak at a press conference for the official launch of the EU election observation mission.

According to Paet, the EU supports the occurrence of credible and free elections and strengthening the institutions of Guyana.

Guyana is the only English-speaking country in South America.

In response to an invitation by President of Guyana David A. Granger, the EU has decided to deploy an EU election observation mission to observe the general and regional elections in Guyana scheduled for March 2, 2020. Shortly after the election day, the mission will issue a preliminary statement and hold a press conference in Georgetown. A final report, including recommendations for future electoral processes, will be presented at a later stage, after the finalization of the electoral process.