The Brazilian government has been closely watching the events following the general and regional elections in the Co-operative Republic of Guyana on 2 March 2020.
Four months after elections were held, the Brazilian government considers that a delay in the completion of the electoral process poses a serious threat to stability in Guyana and a departure from the democratic commitments that the country must observe in the regional and hemispheric contexts.
The Brazilian government calls on the Guyanese political forces to respect the popular will emanating from the elections, in line with the recent decision of the Caribbean Court of Justice, in order to guarantee the prompt official announcement of the country's new representatives.
The Brazilian government endorses the conclusions of the CARICOM Election Observation Mission regarding the credibility of the recount process and subscribes to the appeals made by the Community and by the Organization of American States for the conclusion of the electoral process. Brazil also joins CARICOM, the OAS, the European Union, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada in their statements, by pointing out a lack of impediments to the declaration of final results based on the votes tallied in the recount process.
The Brazilian government calls on Guyana, an Associated State of MERCOSUR, to remain among the South American nations committed to the highest democratic principles.