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Guyana’s new President says his government will deliver the best to the people

President of Guyana, Dr. Irfaan Ali

On his first full day in office as President of Guyana, Dr. Irfaan Ali tells Heads of Department at his official office, his government will deliver the best to the people.

President Dr. Ali also reminded staffers he prefers teamwork.

And the 15-member CARICOM grouping has congratulated Dr. Irfaan Ali who is now President of the Republic of Guyana.

CARICOM is also welcoming the end of the protracted Regional and General Elections in the country.

Forty-year-old Dr. Ali was sworn into office last Sunday, 5 months after the elections of March 2nd.

He became President hours after the Guyana Elections Commission declared him the winner of the elections.

GECOM also named the main opposition People’s Progressive Party/CIVIC as the victors in the poll receiving 32 seats as compared to 31 for the outgoing coalition administration, A Partnership for National Unity headed by former President David Granger.

The statement says CARICOM Chairman and St. Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves called President Ali to extend his best wishes, while Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin Larocque, personally conveyed his congratulations to the president during the Swearing-In ceremony.

CARICOM has also commended the people of Guyana for their patience and maturity during this protracted process.

The APNU has already indicated that it will file election petitions challenging the results of the elections.

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