Donald Ramotar

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Donald Ramotar
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President of Guyana
Incumbent
Assumed office
3 December 2011
Prime Minister Sam Hinds
Preceded by Bharrat Jagdeo
Personal details
Born (1950-10-22) 22 October 1950 (age 64)
Caria Caria, Guyana
Political party People's Progressive Party
Spouse(s) Deolatchmee Ramotar
Alma mater University of Guyana

Donald Rabindranauth Ramotar (born 22 October 1950[1]) is a Guyanese politician who has been President of Guyana since December 2011. He has been the General Secretary of the People's Progressive Party (PPP) since 1997.

Political career[edit]

Ramotar joined the PPP in 1967 and was first elected to the PPP Central Committee in 1979; he joined the PPP Executive Committee in 1983. He received a certificate from the Government Technical Institute (GTI) in welding. He also attended the University of Guyana.

He was awarded Pravasi Bharatiya Samman translates as "Indian Diaspora Award" by Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi at annual Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in January 2015 held at Gandhinagar, India.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ramotar gets unanimous selection as PPP Presidential Candidate", Kaieteur News, 5 April 2011.
  2. ^ "President Ramotar to receive Pravasi Bharatiya Samman award". Guyana Times. 7 January 2015. Retrieved 3 May 2015. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Bharrat Jagdeo
President of Guyana
2011–present
Incumbent