ElectionGudie

March 19, 2001 Held

403,734
Voted
Guyana

Cooperative Republic of Guyana

Election for Guyanese National Assembly

Results

90%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:403,734
Valid Votes:396,516
Invalid Votes:7,218

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

People's Progressive Party 34 210,013

53.00%

People's National Congress 27 165,866

41.80%

Working People's Alliance (WPA) /GAP Alliance 2 9,451

2.40%

ROAR 1 3,695

0.90%

The United Force 1 2,825

0.70%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 65 seats in the National Assembly

Description of government structure:

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

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by simple majority vote to serve a 5-year term.
  • Prime Minister is appointed by the president.
  • In the National Assembly, 25 members are elected in multi-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms and 40 members are elected through a party-list proportional representation system to serve 5-year terms.***

*** In the National Assembly, the ten geographical constituencies will elect twenty-five members of the National Assembly and the remaining forty members will be elected will be chosen from party-lists. All members serve five-year terms.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: People's Progressive Party (PPP/Civic)
    • Leader: Donald RAMOTAR
    • Seats won in this election: 34
    • Seats won in last election: 34
  • Party: People's National Congress (PNC Reform)
    • Leader: Desmond HOYTE
    • Seats won in this election: 27
    • Seats won in last election: 26
  • Party: The United Force (TUF)
    • Leader: Manzoor NADIR
    • Seats won in this election: 1
    • Seats won in last election: 1
  • Party: Working People's Alliance (WPA) /GAP Alliance
    • Leader: Rupert ROOPNARAINE
    • Seats won in this election: 2
    • Seats won in last election: 1
  • Party: Rise Organize and Rebuild Guyana (ROAR)*
    • Leader: Ravi DEV
    • Seats won in this election: 1
    • Seats won in last election: N/A

* This party has been formed since the last election.

Last Parliamentary election:

  • Parliamentary elections were last held on December 15, 1997; 65 seats were decided in the last election.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 743,163 (2001)
  • Registered Voters: 440,185 (2001)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 371,617 (2001)

·         Is Guyana a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (17 July 1980)

·         Has Guyana ratified CEDAW: Yes (17 July 1980)

·         Gender Quota: Yes

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 13 (following the 2001 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 124 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A

Disability Data:

·         Is Guyana a signatory to CRPD: Yes (11 April 2007)

·         Has Guyana ratified CRPD: Yes (10 September 2014)

·         Population with a disability: 111,474 (est.)