Guyana’s Elections Commission (Gecom) believes that the postponement of local government polls this will give the agency time to complete a clean, acceptable voters list.
Local government elections have not been held in Georgetown in 15 years.
President Bharrat Jagdeo has expressed disappointment at the further delay.
Gecom chairman, Steve Surujbally, has said that late release of operating funds contributed to the delay.
He also defended the Commission’s work.
“I think it is shameful to attempt to attack and stigmatise Gecom, which is the sole and only, perhaps the most important tile in the entire mosaic of this democratic process.
“It must be recognised that the management and implementation of an electoral process is technical in nature … Let the technicians do their job,” Mr Surujbally said.