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NMCM Observers say SVG General Elections were free and fair

NMCM Observers say SVG General Elections were free and fair
Reverend Adolf Davis, chairman of the NMCM

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The preliminary report from the National Monitoring and Consultative Mechanism (NMCM) indicates that the General Elections held in this country on November 5 was free and fair.

Reverend Adolf Davis, chairman of the NMCM, in the preliminary report issued yesterday, November 9, said elections were relatively peaceful without any major incidents or violence.

Davis’ report also said the entity had observers in all 15 constituencies both on Election Day and at the final count.

“We give God thanks that, for the most part, the parties and the electorate approached the process of campaigning and voting with a maturity and dignity that we can all be proud of,” the report said. “We anticipate that the response to the results will continue to reflect and advance levels of civility, maturity and concern for the national good. In the event that there are concerns or objections we encourage that such be ventilated through theThe preliminary report from the National Monitoring and Consultative Mechanism (NMCM) indicates that the General Elections held in this country on November 5 was free and fair.

Reverend Adolf Davis, chairman of the NMCM, in the preliminary report issued yesterday, November 9, said elections were relatively peaceful without any major incidents or violence.

Davis’ report also said the entity had observers in all 15 constituencies both on Election Day and at the final count.

“We give God thanks that, for the most part, the parties and the electorate approached the process of campaigning and voting with a maturity and dignity that we can all be proud of,” the report said. “We anticipate that the response to the results will continue to reflect and advance levels of civility, maturity and concern for the national good. In the event that there are concerns or objections we encourage that such be ventilated through the proper channels.”

The NMCM chair noted that “we are now being challenged to work on improving and enhancing the electoral system and building our nation TOGETHER that we may become the best God has created us to be”.

A subsequent and more thorough report is expected to be produced and circulated and will include areas of commendation and concern, along with recommendations for improvement.

During the election period, multiple politicians made public statements to denounce the destruction of billboards and acts of violence being observed in the political campaigning.

These acts are seen as a breach of the NMCM’s “Code of Ethical Political Conduct”, which is signed by representatives of local political parties, prior to the General Elections.  proper channels.”

The NMCM chair noted that “we are now being challenged to work on improving and enhancing the electoral system and building our nation TOGETHER that we may become the best God has created us to be”.

A subsequent and more thorough report is expected to be produced and circulated and will include areas of commendation and concern, along with recommendations for improvement.

During the election period, multiple politicians made public statements to denounce the destruction of billboards and acts of violence being observed in the political campaigning.

These acts are seen as a breach of the NMCM’s “Code of Ethical Political Conduct”, which is signed by representatives of local political parties, prior to the General Elections. 

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