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    Guyana Government - 2003
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    SOURCE: 2003 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Country name: conventional long form: Co-operative Republic of Guyana
      conventional short form: Guyana
      former: British Guiana


      Government type: republic within the Commonwealth


      Capital: Georgetown


      Administrative divisions: 10 regions; Barima-Waini, Cuyuni-Mazaruni, Demerara-Mahaica, East Berbice-Corentyne, Essequibo Islands-West Demerara, Mahaica-Berbice, Pomeroon-Supenaam, Potaro-Siparuni, Upper Demerara-Berbice, Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo


      Independence: 26 May 1966 (from UK)


      National holiday: Republic Day, 23 February (1970)


      Constitution: 6 October 1980


      Legal system: based on English common law with certain admixtures of Roman-Dutch law; has not accepted compulsory ICJ jurisdiction


      Suffrage: 18 years of age; universal


      Executive branch: chief of state: President Bharrat JAGDEO (since 11 August 1999); note - assumed presidency after resignation of President JAGAN
      head of government: Prime Minister Samuel HINDS (since NA December 1997)
      cabinet: Cabinet of Ministers appointed by the president, responsible to the legislature
      elections: president elected by the majority party in the National Assembly following legislative elections, which must be held at least every five years; elections last held 19 March 2001 (next to be held by March 2006); prime minister appointed by the president
      election results: President Bharrat JAGDEO reelected; percent of legislative vote - NA%


      Legislative branch: unicameral National Assembly (68 seats, 65 elected by popular vote, 1 elected Speaker of the National Assembly, and 2 nonvoting members appointed by the president; members serve five-year terms)
      elections: last held 19 March 2001 (next to be held NA March 2006)
      election results: percent of vote by party - NA%; seats by party - PPP/C 34, PNC 27, GAP and WPA 2, ROAR 1, TUF 1


      Judicial branch: Supreme Court of Judicature; Judicial Court of Appeal; High Court


      Political parties and leaders: Alliance for Guyana or AFG (includes Guyana Labor Party or GLP and Working People's Alliance or WPA) [Rupert ROOPNARAINE]; Guyana Action Party or GAP [Paul HARDY]; Guyana Labor Party or GLP [leader NA]; People's National Congress or PNC/R [Robert Herman Orlando CORBIN]; People's Progressive Party/Civic or PPP/C [Bharrat JAGDEO]; Rise, Organize, and Rebuild or ROAR [Ravi DEV]; The United Force or TUF [Manzoor NADIR]; Working People's Alliance or WPA [Rupert ROOPNARAINE]


      Political pressure groups and leaders: Civil Liberties Action Committee or CLAC; Guyana Council of Indian Organizations or GCIO; Trades Union Congress or TUC
      note: the GCIO and the CLAC are small and active but not well organized


      International organization participation: ACP, C, Caricom, CDB, ECLAC, FAO, G-77, IADB, IBRD, ICAO, ICCt (signatory), ICFTU, ICRM, IDA, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, IMO, Interpol, IOC, ISO (subscriber), ITU, LAES, NAM, OAS, OIC, OPANAL, OPCW, PCA, RG, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UPU, WCL, WCO, WFTU, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTrO


      Diplomatic representation in the US: chief of mission: Ambassador Dr. Ali Odeen ISHMAEL
      chancery: 2490 Tracy Place NW, Washington, DC 20008
      consulate(s) general: New York
      FAX: [1] (202) 232-1297
      telephone: [1] (202) 265-6900


      Diplomatic representation from the US: chief of mission: Ambassador Ronald D. GODARD
      embassy: 100 Young and Duke Streets, Kingston, Georgetown
      mailing address: P. O. Box 10507, Georgetown
      telephone: [592] 225-4900 through 4909
      FAX: [592] 225-8497


      Flag description: green, with a red isosceles triangle (based on the hoist side) superimposed on a long, yellow arrowhead; there is a narrow, black border between the red and yellow, and a narrow, white border between the yellow and the green


      NOTE: The information regarding Guyana on this page is re-published from the 2003 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guinea Geography 2003 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Guyana Government 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.

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