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Area: 214,969 sq km (83,000 sq miles) | Population: 761,400 (UN, 2010)
Capital City: Georgetown
 
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Overview of Electoral System
Here, we provide an overview of the electoral system in the country. Additional information may be found in the Country Browser.
Head of State President elected by simple majority
Head of Government Prime Minister appointed by President
Structure of Parliament Unicameral National Assembly
Electoral Law 25 September 1964; Last amendment: 13.02.2001
Constituencies - 10 geographical constituencies accounting fro 25 seats
- one nation-wide constituency for 40 seats.
Voting System The President is elected by simple majority to serve a 5-year term. In the National Assembly, 65 members are elected by popular vote to serve 5-year terms, 1 member is elected for the Speaker to serve 5-year terms and 2 members are appointed by the president to serve 5-year terms.
Term of Office 5 years
Voter Requirements - age: 18 years
- Guyanese or British Commonwealth citizenship
- domicile and residence in Guyana for a period of at least one year
- disqualifications: insanity, conviction for election-connected offences, certain government contractors
Candidate Eligibility and Requirements - qualified electors
- age: 18 years
- Guyanese citizenship
- ability to speak and read the English language with a degree of proficiency sufficient to take an active part in the proceedings of the Assembly
- ineligibilities: allegiance to a foreign State, death sentence, imprisonment exceeding six months, insanity, certain public officials, members of the armed and police forces, and certain government contractors
- membership of a political party
- party list of candidates must be supported by not less than 200 electors
- a third of the candidates nominated must be women
Electoral Authority Guyana Elections Commission
Last Elections 11 May 2015
Next Elections May 2020
Political Parties
Here, we provide information on active political parties. A more comprehensive list of political parties may be found in our Knowledge Centre.
Party Political Leader
A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) with Alliance for Change (AFC) David GRANGER
People's Progressive Party/Civic or PPP/C Donald RAMOTAR
Past Elections
Here, we provide links to results of past elections. This list is not all inclusive; we will continue to update the list and encourage you to assist us in filling any observed gaps. Notify us if you think a resource listed here has become deceptive or unfactual.
Year Specific Date Election Type View Results Source
1961 21 August 1961 Parliamentary View results CaribbeanElections.com
1964 7 December 1964 Parliamentary View results CaribbeanElections.com
1968 16 December 1968 Parliamentary View results CaribbeanElections.com
1973 16 July 1973 Parliamentary View results CaribbeanElections.com
1980 15 December 1980 Parliamentary View results CaribbeanElections.com
1985 9 December 1985 Parliamentary View results CaribbeanElections.com
1992 5 October 1992 Parliamentary View results CaribbeanElections.com
1997 15 December 1997 Parliamentary View results CaribbeanElections.com
2001 19 March 2001 Parliamentary View results CaribbeanElections.com
2006 28 August 2006 Parliamentary View results CaribbeanElections.com
2011 28 November 2011 Parliamentary View results Official Gazetted Results
Party Manifestos
Here, we provide party manifestos from previous elections. This list is not all inclusive; we will continue to update the list and encourage you to suggest other resources you think we should list here. You may also view our collection of manifestos in our Reading Room.
A PARTNERSHIP FOR NATIONAL UNITY (APNU)
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APNU-AFC 2015 APNU 2011 PNCR-1G 2006  
ALLIANCE FOR CHANCE (AFC)
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APNU-AFC 2015 AFC 2011    
PEOPLE'S PROGRESSIVE PARTY/CIVIC (PPP/C)
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PPP/C 2015 PPP/C 2011    
THE UNITED FORCE (TUF)
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TUF 2015 TUF 2011 TUF 2006 TUF 1997
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TUF 1992 TUF 1964    
UNITED REPUBLICAN PARTY (URP)
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