Cooperative Republic of Guyana

735,554 4

Population (as of May 20, 2015)

Elections in our database

570,708 75.56%

Registered Voters (as of May 18, 2015)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
President President Head of State
Prime Minister Prime Minister Head of Government
National Assembly Assembly

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President David GRANGER
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Samuel HINDS
  • Assembly: Guyana has a unicameral National Assembly with 65 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is indirectly elected by the National Assembly to serve a 5-year term.
  • The Prime Minister is appointed by the president.
  • In the National Assembly 65 members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system to serve 5-year terms.***

*** Votes are tabulated using the Hare quota. 25 seats are divided between 10 geographical constituencies and 40 seats are in one, nation-wide constituency .

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Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
National Assembly 2001-03-19 403,734 440,185 91.72%
National Assembly 2006-08-28 338,839 492,369 68.82%
National Assembly 2011-11-28 342,126 492,369 69.49%
National Assembly 2015-05-11 412,012 570,708 72.19%

Voter Turnout