Guyana Election Centre 
General Elections in Guyana took place on Monday, 11 May 2015. This section provides information for students, teachers, parents and indeed everyone on how the electoral system in Guyana works, and how and why we all should take part in the democratic process. Here you will also find information on the major political parties and candidates contesting the election.
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People's Progressive Party/ Civic
Bharrat JAGDEO
Political Leader
A Partnership for National Unity + Alliance for Change
Political Leader
  District 1: Barima/Waini
  District 2: Pomeroon/Supenaam
  District 3: West Demerara/Essequibo Islands
  District 4: Demerara/Mahaica
  District 5: Mahaica/Berbice
  District 6: East Berbice/Corentyne
  District 7: Cuyuni/Mazaruni
  District 8: Potaro/Siparuni
  District 9: Upper Takutu/Upper Essequibo
  District 10: Upper Demerara/Berbice
Learn more The 65 elected members of the National Assembly were elected using closed list proportional representation from a single nationwide 40-seat constituency and 10 sub-national constituencies with a total of 25 seats. Seats are allocated using the Hare quota.
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 3 March 2020
Country Profile Government Structure Timeline Election Basics Electoral Legislation
Year Polling Date   Winning Party Total Seats Voter Turnout
  Party % Votes Seats
1953 Mon, 27 Apr 1953   People’s Progressive Party 51.04% 18 24 74.77%
1957 Mon, 12 Aug 1957   People’s Progressive Party 47.51% 9 14 55.79%
1961 Mon, 21 Aug 1961   People’s Progressive Party 42.63% 20 35 89.44%
1964 Mon, 07 Dec 1964   People’s Progressive Party 45.84% 30 53 96.98%
1968 Mon, 16 Dec 1968   People’s National Congress 55.81% 30 53 85.42%
1973 Mon, 16 Jul 1973   People’s National Congress 70.10% 37 53 81.00%
1980 Mon, 15 Dec 1980   People’s National Congress 77.66% 41 53 82.31%
1985 Mon, 09 Dec 1985   People’s National Congress 78.54% 42 53 73.83%
1992 Mon, 05 Oct 1992   People’s Progressive Party 53.45% 28 53 80.39%
1997 Mon, 15 Dec 1997   People's Progressive Party/ Civic 55.26% 29 53 88.42%
2001 Mon, 19 Mar 2001   People's Progressive Party/ Civic 52.96% 36 65 91.72%
2006 Mon, 28 Aug 2006   People's Progressive Party/ Civic 54.67% 36 65 69.34%
2011 Tue, 15 Nov 2011   People's Progressive Party/ Civic 48.60% 32 65 72.92%
2015 Mon, 11 May 2015   A Partnership for National Unity + Alliance for Change 50.29% 33 65 72.29%
Year Report Download
1992 Carter Center Report - 1992 Elections Download
1997 Report on the 1997 Elections Download
2001 Report on the 2001 Elections Download
Carter Center Report - Observing The 2001 Guyana Elections 2001 Elections Download
Report on the OAS Electoral Observation Mission to Guyana 2001 Download
2006 Report on the 2006 Elections Download
2006 Guyana Elections - Final Report of the Commonwealth Observer Group Download
Report of the OAS Electoral Observation Mission General and Regional Elections in Guyana August 28, 2006 Download
Carter Center Report - 2006 Elections Download
2011 Preliminary Statement issed by the CARICOM Electoral Observer Mission to the General Elections in Guyana, 28 November 2011 Download
Report of the OAS Electoral Observation Mission General and Regional Elections in Guyana 2011 Download
2015 Preliminary Statement issed by the CARICOM Electoral Observer Mission to the General Elections in Guyana, 11 May 2015 Download
Report of the OAS Electoral Observation Mission General and Regional Elections in Guyana 2015 - Verbal Report Download
Carter Centre Preliminary Statement: Election Observation Mission, Guyana General and Regional Elections of 11 May 2015 Download
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)
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