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Concerned about Continuing Tensions in Guyana, Secretary-General Urges Political Leaders to Resolve Post-Election Disputes Peacefully

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary General António Guterres:

The Secretary-General is concerned about reports of continued tensions in Guyana following the general elections held on 2 March.

The Secretary-General welcomes the High-Level Mission of Heads of Government from CARICOM [Caribbean Community] countries, which visited Guyana from 11 to 12 March.  He encourages all stakeholders to continue their cooperation with CARICOM.

The Secretary-General urges all political leaders and their supporters to resolve any dispute over the results of the elections through constitutional and peaceful means.

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