In a major overturn, preliminary data published by Guyana’s Elections Commission show the Opposition has won a recount of votes in that country’s presidential election in March, following accusations the tally was manipulated.

According to international news agency, Reuters, while Guyana’s election commission is yet to officially declare the results, initial data show the opposition party secured enough votes to win 33 seats in the 65-seat Guyanese legislature.

Former Jamaican Prime Minister, Bruce Golding, led an Organization of American States observer mission to the March 2 General Elections.

Mr. Golding says the outcome of the recount vindicates the concerns of the international community.

Former Prime Minister Golding says with the new results, the new government will be required to heal the wounds in a country long plagued by election violence.

Former Prime Minister Bruce Golding, speaking this afternoon with Nationwide News.

Both parties previously committed to upholding the results of the recount.