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.

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats
Constituency Top-up Total +/–
People's Progressive Party 166,340 48.60 13 19 32 –4
A Partnership for National Unity 139,678 40.81 10 16 26 +3
Alliance for Change 35,333 10.32 2 5 7 +2
The United Force 885 0.26 0 0 0 –1
Invalid/blank votes 4,481
Total 346,717 100 25 40 65 0
Registered voters/turnout 475,496 72.92
Source: GECOM

Results[edit]

The PPP won for the fifth straight time, but with a minority government. PPP candidate Donald Ramotar was elected President, but the opposition parties won a majority in the National Assembly.

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