Guyanese general election, 2011

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General elections were held in Guyana on 28 November 2011.[1] The result was a victory for the People's Progressive Party, which won 32 of the 65 seats.[2]

Presidential candidates[edit]

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.[2] The Partnership for National Unity (an alliance of the People's National Congress, the Guyana Action Party and the Working People's Alliance)[3] nominated David A. Granger, a former commander of the Guyana Defence Force.

Police protection[edit]

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.


e • d Summary of the 28 November 2011 Guyanese National Assembly election results
Alliances and Parties Votes % Seats
National Regional Σ +/–
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
139,678 40.83 16 10 26 +3
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)
0 ±0
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.