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CARICOM Chairman, Grenada Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Keith Mitchell is expected to travel to Guyana on Thursday (January 22) to announce the members of the Audit Team and meet with leaders of the political parties.

In making the announcement Tuesday, Prime Minister Mitchell said it is important that the spirit of reconciliation and unity emanating from the CARICOM Mission be promoted and strengthened. The Mission comprising Sir Henry Forde, Q.C., Sir Shridath Ramphal and Sir Alister McIntyre, visited Guyana January 14-18.

The Mission recommended an independent Audit, which includes the role of the Elections Commission, must be concluded within three months of January 17, 1998.

The primary purpose will be to examine the processes for the count from the close of polls to the declaration of the final results by the Elections Commission, the validity and authenticity of all relevant documents, as well as to ascertain the votes that were duly cast for the respective political parties.

Office of the Prime Minister
January 20, 1998

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