SASOD joins in celebrating the historic shift in the political system after the November 28, 2011 elections. SASOD welcomes the opportunity for Guyana to acknowledge that there is a need for an inclusive system of Governance which recognises all forms of diversity, not only of political affiliation or opinion, but also of race, place of origin, colour, creed, age, disability, marital status, sex , sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, language, birth, social class, religion, conscience, belief or culture.
SASOD also calls on GECOM to investigate and honour all claims related to the conduct of the elections in the interest of transparency. SASOD looks forward to the continued reform of the electoral system which will ensure a future of completely free and fair elections as we work to build a healthy and prosperous society for all Guyanese.
Printed in Guyana Chronicle on 5 December, 2011