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    Guyana Government - 2006
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    SOURCE: 2006 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 Janet JAGAN and reelected in 2001
      head of government: Prime Minister Samuel HINDS (since October 1992, except for a period as chief of state after the death of President Cheddi JAGAN on 6 March 1997)
      cabinet: Cabinet of Ministers appointed by the president, responsible to the legislature
      elections: president elected by popular vote as leader of a party list in parliamentary elections, which must be held at least every five years; elections last held 19 March 2001 (next to be held by 4 August 2006); prime minister appointed by the president
      election results: President Bharrat JAGDEO reelected; percent of vote 52.9%

      Legislative branch:
      unicameral National Assembly (65 members elected by popular vote, also not more than four non-elected non-voting ministers and two non-elected non-voting parliamentary secretaries appointed by the president; members serve five-year terms)
      elections: last held 19 March 2001 (next to be held by 4 August 2006)
      election results: percent of vote by party - PPP/C 52.9%, PNC/R 41.9%, GAP/WPA 2.4%, ROAR 0.9%, TUF 0.7%, other 1.2%; seats by party - PPP/C 34, PNC/R 27, GAP/WPA 2, ROAR 1, TUF 1

      Judicial branch:
      Supreme Court of Judicature, consisting of the High Court and the Judicial Court of Appeal, with right of final appeal to the Caribbean Court of Justice

      Political parties and leaders:
      Alliance for Change or AFC [Raphael TROTMAN and Khemraj RAMJATTAN]; Guyana Action Party or GAP [Paul HARDY]; Justice for All Party [C.N. SHARMA]; People's National Congress/Reform 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]; The Unity Party [Joey JAGAN]; Vision Guyana [Peter RAMSAROOP]; Working People's Alliance or WPA [Rupert ROOPNARAINE]

      Political pressure groups and leaders:
      Amerindian People's Association; Guyana Citizens Initiative; Guyana Bar Association; Guyana Human Rights Association; Guyana Public Service Union or GPSU; Private Sector Commission; Trades Union Congress

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

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

      Diplomatic representation from the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Roland W. BULLEN
      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 2006 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guyana Government 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Guyana Government 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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