Guyanese general election, 2006

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The 2006 Guyanese legislative election took place in Guyana on 28 August 2006.

Campaign[edit]

The People's Progressive Party of incumbent President Bharrat Jagdeo was ahead in the opinion polls and was expected to keep its majority in the National Assembly of Guyana.[1] Continued racial tension raged the campaign, as the PPP supports Indo-Guyanese affairs and the PNC/R supports Afro-Guyanese affairs. Topics in the election, was slow economic growth, racial tensions, and relations with Caribbean nations.

Election day was declared a national holiday and troops patrolled the streets in order to prevent violence as had happened in previous elections.[1]

Election results[edit]

e • d Summary of the 28 August 2006 National Assembly of Guyana election results
Alliances and Parties National Regional Σ +/–
Votes % Seats Votes % Seats
People's Progressive Party–Civic 183,867 54.6 21 182,156 54.0 15 36 +2
People's National Congress–Reform 114,608 34.0 13 114,283 34.0 9 22 –6
Alliance for Change 28,366 8.4 4 27,397 8.1 1 5 +5
Guyana Action PartyRise Organise and Rebuild Guyana 4,249 1.2 1 4,588 1.3 1 –2
The United Force 2,694 0.8 1 2,903 0.9 1 ±0
Justice for All Party 2,571 0.8 3,436 1.0 0 ±0
Others   495 0.1 0 0 ±0
Total (Turnout 68.82%) 336,375 100.0 40 335,258 100.0 25 65
Sources: Adam Carr's Election Archive, Inter-Parliamentary Union

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Markey, Patrick (2006-08-29). "Guyana's Jagdeo set to win poll". The Irish Times. p. 7.