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Guyana chaos a warning sign

Electoral uncertainty is highlighting the dangers for new companies hoping to invest in the country’s offshore resources

Guyana’s recent election was supposed to determine the political direction of Latin America’s newest oil producer. Instead the election has morphed into mayhem. A week on from the 2 March poll and a winner has yet to be officially declared. Incumbent President David Granger, head of the Partnership for National Unity (APNU/AFC) coalition, and opposition candidate Irfaan Ali, leader of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), have both declared victory. On 5 March, the country’s electoral body (GECOM) released results that pointed to a narrow Granger win. But international observers, including the EU, released a statement soon after saying the count in Guyana’s Region 4—the most populous regi

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