Guyanese general election, 2011
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The candidate of the party with the largest number of seats becomes President. The ruling People's Progressive Party nominated Donald Ramotar, the party's general secretary and advisor to outgoing President Bharrat Jagdeo. The Partnership for National Unity (an alliance of the People's National Congress, the Guyana Action Party and the Working People's Alliance) nominated David A. Granger, a former commander of the Guyana Defence Force.
Election Day, November 28 was declared a national holiday and troops patrolled the streets in order to prevent violence as had happened in previous elections.
|Alliances and Parties||Votes||%||Seats|
|People's Progressive Party–Civic||166,340||48.62||19||13||32||–4|
|A Partnership for National Unity
(People's National Congress–Reform/Guyana Action Party/National Front Alliance/Working People's Alliance
|Alliance for Change||35,333||10.33||5||2||7||+2|
|The United Force||885||0.26||—||—||0||–1|
|East Berbice Development Association
(only contested regional seats)
|Total votes (turnout %)||342,126||100.00||40||25||65|
|Source: Caribbean Elections|
The PPP/C won for the fifth straight time, but with a minority government. PPP/C candidate Donald Ramotar was elected President, but the opposition parties won a majority in the National Assembly.
- "Opposition parties warn GECOM about pitfalls of re-opening registration". Demerara Waves. 13 July 2011. Retrieved 3 August 2011.
- Guyana governing party's Donald Ramotar wins election BBC News, 1 December 2011
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