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General Election Results - 11 May 2015

Early general elections were held in Guyana on 11 May 2015, alongside regional elections.

The Partnership for National Unity - Alliance for Change coalition (APNU-AFC, see note), led by former army general David Granger, narrowly won both parliamentary and presidential elections, thereby ending the People's Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C)'s 23-year rule. Outgoing President Donald Ramotar (PPP/C), who lost to Mr. Granger, claimed the elections had been rigged and demanded a recount. International observers said the elections were free and fair. On 16 May, Mr. Granger was sworn in as the new President. 

The major electoral issues were measures to tackle the high crime rate, unemployment, corruption as well as drug and human trafficking. The early elections followed the prorogation of parliament by the President in November 2014, in an apparent attempt to avoid a vote of no confidence against his minority government. A motion had been tabled in August by the AFC, which accused the PPP/C of corruption, mismanagement and lack of transparency, and a successful vote would have seen the dissolution of parliament and early elections. 

In January 2015, the President announced the holding of early parliamentary elections, stating that the prorogation of parliament had not eased tensions between the parliamentary parties. 

Voter turnout was 71.26%.

Note: 

In the previous elections held in 2011, the APNU and the AFC fielded candidates separately and won a total of 33 seats. This was one more than the PPP/C, which failed to secure a parliamentary majority for the first time in 19 years. Mr. Ramotar subsequently formed a minority PPP/C government, the first since Guyana gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1966. In 2015, the APNU and the AFC submitted a joint candidate list.

 

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ELECTORAL SYSTEM
Proportional Representation
65 elected seats
VOTER TURNOUT
Total Valid Votes 411,970
Invalid Votes 3,818
Total Votes Cast 415,788
Registered Voters 583,444
Voter Turnout 71.26%
CRITICAL DATES
Dissolution of House Sat, 28 Feb 2015
Nomination Day Tue, 07 Apr 2015
Polling Day Mon, 11 May 2015
First Meeting of New Parliament Wed, 10 Jun 2015
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SUMMARY RESULTS
  Political Group Code Votes % votes Seats
Contituency National Top-up Total
  A Partnership for National Unity + Alliance for Change Winner APNU + AFC 207,201 50.30% 10 16 33
  People's Progressive Party/Civic PPP/C 202,656 49.19% 13 19 32
  The United Force TUF 1,099 0.27% - - -
  Independent Party IP 342 0.08% - - -
  National IndependenceParty NIP 254 0.06% - - -
  United Republican Party URP 418 0.10% - - -
  Total Valid Votes   411,970 100% 23 35 65
SEAT ALLOCATION BY REGION
Region APNU + AFC PPPC Total
Region 1 1 1 2
Region 2 0 2 2
Region 3 1 2 3
Region 4 4 3 7
Region 5 1 1 2
Region 6 0 2 2
Region 7 1 1 2
Region 8 0 0 0
Region 9 0 1 1
Region 10 2 0 2
Total 10 13 23
Top-up 16 19 35
Total Seats 26 32 58
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NATIONAL TOP-UP SUMMARY
Region Registered Voters APNU + AFC PPP/C TUF IP NIP URP Valid Votes Invalid Votes Total Votes Voter Turnout
Region 1 14,830 2,788 6,278 59 - - 14 9,139 246 9,385 63.28%
Region 2 33,596 7,306 16,045 49 7 17 27 23,451 250 23,701 70.55%
Region 3 84,518 20,913 40,480 104 44 33 54 61,628 526 62,154 73.54%
Region 4 256,140 113,856 70,203 272 204 111 120 184,766 1,329 186,095 72.65%
Region 5 40,177 13,416 16,644 50 15 27 35 30,187 276 30,463 75.82%
Region 6 91,120 22,103 39,610 125 34 47 72 61,991 712 62,703 68.81%
Region 7 12,548 4,599 2,981 171 - 19 13 7,783 9 7,792 62.10%
Region 8 6,056 1,837 1,836 48 - - 16 3,737 9 3,746 61.86%
Region 9 14,272 3,592 5,794 131 - - 29 9,546 202 9,748 68.30%
Region 10 30,187 16,791 2,785 90 38 - 38 19,742 259 20,001 66.26%
Total 583,444 207,201 202,656 1,099 342 254 418 411,970 3,818 415,788 71.26%
REGIONAL DEMOCRATIC COUNCIL RESULTS
Region Registered Voters APNU + AFC PPP/C TUF URP HTNP OVP Valid Votes Invalid Votes Total Votes Voter Turnout
Region 1 14,830 2,730 6,295 96 - - - 9,121 263 9,384 63.28%
Region 2 33,596 7,231 16,040 52 72 - - 23,395 303 23,698 70.54%
Region 3 84,518 20,824 40,465 118 149 - - 61,556 591 62,147 73.53%
Region 4 256,140 112,366 70,095 383 508 292 417 184,061 1,987 186,048 72.64%
Region 5 40,177 13,352 16,622 58 79 - - 30,111 355 30,466 75.83%
Region 6 91,120 21,953 39,523 135 203 - - 61,814 890 62,704 68.81%
Region 7 12,548 4,533 2,973 178 59 - - 7,743 149 7,892 62.89%
Region 8 6,056 1,791 1,837 48 39 - - 3,715 113 3,828 63.21%
Region 9 14,272 3,553 5,764 140 66 - - 9,523 225 9,748 68.30%
Region 10 30,187 16,671 2,763 108 106 - - 19,648 341 19,989 66.22%
Total 583,444 205,004 202,377 1,316 1,281 292 417 410,687 5,217 415,904 71.28%
Sources
Guyana Elections Commission
2016 Party Key
A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance for Change (APNU/AFC); People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C); Healing the Nation Theocracy Party (HTNTP); Independent Party (IP); National Independent Party (NIP); Organisation for the Victory of the People Party (OVPP); The United Force (TUF); United Republican Party (URP); Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM)
Party Codes          
A Good and Green Guyana AGGG Justice Party JP People’s National Congress/Reform PNC/R
Alliance for Change AFC Liberal Democratic LD People’s Progressive Party  PPP
Alliance for Guyana AFG Liberator Party LP People’s Republic Party PRP
Democratic Labour Movement DLM National Democratic Front NDF People's Progressive Party/Civic PPP/C
God Bless Guyana GBG National Front Alliance NFA Rise Organise And Rebuild ROAR
Guiana National Party GNP National Independent Party NIP The United Force TUF
Guyana Action Party/Rise Organise And Rebuild GAP/ROAR National Labour Front NLF Union of Guyanese International UGI
Guyana Action Party/Working People’s Alliance GAP/WPA National Republican Party NRP United Democratic Party UDP
Guyana Democratic Party GDP Peace, Equality and Prosperity Party PEPP United Republican Party URP
Guyana National Congress GNC People’s Democratic Movement PDM United Workers Party UWP
Guyana United Muslim Party GUMP People’s National Congress PNC Working People’s Alliance WPA
Independents IND People’s National Congress PNC/R
Justice for All People JFAP People’s National Congress Reform - 1 Guyana PNCR-IG
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