President of Guyana

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President of the
Co-operative Republic of Guyana
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Incumbent
Donald Ramotar

since 3 December 2011
Style His / Her Excellency
Residence State House, Georgetown
Term length Usual term of 5 years, renewable once.
Inaugural holder Edward Luckhoo
Formation 23 February 1970
Succession Prime Minister of Guyana
Deputy Prime Minister of Guyana (As First Vice-President)
Website http://www.op.gov.gy
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This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Guyana

The President of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana is the head of state, head of government and commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces of Guyana. The President is also the Chancellor of the Orders of Guyana.[1]

When Guyana was declared a republic in 1970, the president was elected by the National Assembly for a five-year term and possessed largely ceremonial powers. After a 1980 referendum, the constitution was amended to make the president an executive post, and the president became known as the executive president. The leader of the majority party in the National Assembly of Guyana becomes president, and holds office for the legislature's duration—in practice, five years.

Presidents are counted beginning with President Arthur Chung in 1970. Executive presidents are counted beginning with President Forbes Burnham (first executive president) in 1980.

Presidents of Guyana (1970–present)[edit]

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  1. ^ [1], Jagan.org