National Assembly (Guyana)

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The Tenth Parliament of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana
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Type
Type
Leadership
Structure
Seats 65 Elected Members
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Political groups

Government

Official Opposition

Meeting place
Parliament Building (Public Buildings)
Website
http://parliament.gov.gy/index.php
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The National Assembly is one of the two components of the Parliament of Guyana. Under Article 51 of the Constitution of Guyana, the Parliament of Guyana consists of the President and the National Assembly. The National Assembly has 65 members elected using the system of proportional representation. Twenty five are elected from the ten geographical constituencies and forty are awarded at the national level on the basis of block votes secured, using the LR-Hare Formula as prescribed by the elections Laws (Amendment) Act 15 of 2000 (Sections 11 and 12).[1]

The Ninth Parliament came to an end in September 2011 before the holding of the 2011 General Elections, and was followed by the Tenth Parliament of Guyana, whose first sitting was held on January 12, 2012 following a proclamation by President Donald Ramotar. In this sitting the Speaker (Raphael Trotman of the AFC) and Deputy Speaker (Deborah Backer of APNU) were elected, and MPs sworn in. Deborah Backer resigned from the National Assembly and was replaced as deputy speaker by Basil Williams of the same party.[2]

On November 10, 2014 President Ramotar, by proclamation under Article 70 (1) of the Constutiton, Prorogued the National Assembly. President Ramotar has announced that General and Regional Elections will be held on May 11, 2015. The president will issue the relevant proclamations within the constitutionally prescribed time for the 2015 Elections.[3]

On February 28, 2015 the Tenth Parliament was dissolved by Proclamation issued by the President.

Membership[edit]

  • 1 Speaker
  • 1 Deputy Speaker
  • 1 Clerk of the National Assembly
  • 1 Deputy Clerk of the National Assembly
  • 65 elected and voting members
  • 4 non-elected and non voting members (allowed to the governing party)

Election date[edit]

General Elections (Parliamentary, Presidential, and for the members of the 10 Regional Democratic Councils) were held on November 28, 2011. Next elections are constitutionally due by 2016.

Following the prorogation of the National Assembly on November 10, 2014 by the President, the Tenth Parliament was subsequently dissolved on February 28, 2015. General and Regional Elections will be held on May 11, 2015.

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Latest elections[edit]

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

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