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Area: 214,969 sq km
Population: 758,000 (UN, 2012)
Capital City: Georgetown
Independence: 26 May 1966
Last Election: 11 May 2015
Next Election: May 2020
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Key Country Facts
Type Republic
Independence 26 May 1966 (from the UK)| Learn more »
Constitution 6 October 1980 | Learn more »
Legal system Based on English common law with certain admixtures of Roman-Dutch law; has not accepted compulsory ICJ jurisdiction | Learn more »
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Suffrage 18 years of age; universal
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Executive Branch Chief of StateChief of State: President David GRANGER (since 16 May 2015) | Learn more »

Cabinet:Cabinet of Ministers appointed by the president, responsible to the legislature | Learn more »

Elections: president elected by popular vote as leader of a party list in parliamentary elections, which must be held at least every five years (no term limits); elections last held on 11 May 2015 (next to be held by May 2020); prime minister appointed by the president | Learn more »

Election results: President David GRANGER elected | Learn more »
Legislative Branch Unicameral National Assembly (65 seats; members elected by popular vote, also not more than 4 non-elected non-voting ministers and 2 non-elected non-voting parliamentary secretaries appointed by the president; members to serve five-year terms) | Learn more »

Electionslast held on 11 May 2015 (next to be held by May 2020) | Learn more »

Election resultsSeats by party - APNU/AFC - 33; PPP/C 32 | Learn more »
Judicial Branch Supreme Court of Judicature, consisting of the High Court and the Court of Appeal, with right of final appeal to the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ)
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  National Heroes Learn more
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 Independence Feature Learn more
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 Background on Road to Independence
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 Strategies and Policies by Sector
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 Bilateral and multilateral treaties
  UN General Assembly Statements Learn more
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 Addresses to the UN General Assembly
Media & Links
MEDIA TITLE TYPE NOTES
Guyana Chronicle Press Government-owned daily
Stabroek News Press Private daily
Kaieteur News Press Private daily
Mirror Press Private, published twice a week
Government Information Agency (GINA) Press Government-owned news agency
National Communications Network (NCN) TV (Channel 11) Television State-owned
National Communications Network (NCN) Radio State-owned, operates Voice of Guyana and Hot FM
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