Ramotar Elected President, but His Party Fails to Win Majority
In Nov. 2011, Donald Ramotar, the General Secretary of the People's Progressive Party (PPP), was elected president. Ramotar was the PPP's unanimous choice as the party's presidential candidate. Ramotar was elected by a slim margin while his party fell one seat short of a parliamentary majority, which means two opposition parties would now hold a majority of seats in the National Assembly.
The opposition parties said that the presidential election had been tampered with. However, Guyana's electoral authority reported that the election was fair.