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  1. Guyana Main Page
  2. Guyana Gains Independence
  3. Racial Disputes, Border Disputes Hinder Progress
  4. Ramotar Elected President, but His Party Fails to Win Majority
  5. Opposition Wins by Narrow Margin in 2015 Elections
Opposition Wins by Narrow Margin in 2015 Elections

In the 2015 elections, the opposition party, A Partnership for National Unity-Alliance for Change, won by a narrow margin, taking 50% of the vote. President Ramotar's party, the People's Progressive Party, received 49%. Leader of the opposition, David Granger, became president, which ended the People's Progressive Party's 23 year rule.

A military officer, Granger became Commander of the Guyana Defense Force in 1979. He retired from the military in 1992, and founded a news magazine, the Guyana Review, that same year. He served as the magazine's managing editor. Afro-Guyanese, Granger has vowed to ease racial tensions in the country.

See also Encyclopedia: Guyana .
U.S. State Dept. Country Notes: Guyana

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