List of prime ministers of Guyana

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Prime Minister of the
Co-operative Republic of Guyana
First Vice President of Guyana
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Incumbent
Moses Nagamootoo

since 20 May 2015
StyleThe Honourable
ResidencePrime Minister's Residence, Main Street, Georgetown
AppointerPresident of Guyana
Term length5 years, renewable
Inaugural holderForbes Burnham
Formation26 May 1966
SuccessionAny Minister of Government as designated by the President
SalaryGY$ 1,700,000 per month[1]
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This is a list of the prime ministers of Guyana, from the establishment of the office of Chief Minister of British Guiana in 1953 to the present day.

Current role[edit]

The prime minister, who also holds the office of First Vice President, is not the head of government in Guyana. Rather, they are an elected member of the National Assembly who is the principal assistant and advisor to the president as well as the leader of government business in the Assembly. The prime minister assumes the office of president if the presidency becomes vacant.

Chief Minister of British Guiana[edit]

Chief Minister
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Term of office Political affiliation
(at time of appointment)
Monarch(s)
Took office Left office Time in office
1 Cheddi Jagan
(1918–1997)
Cheddi Jagan Anefo.jpg 30 May 1953 9 October 1953 132 days People's Progressive Party Elizabeth II

Premiers of British Guiana[edit]

Premier
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Term of office Political affiliation
(at time of appointment)
Monarch(s)
Took office Left office Time in office
1 Cheddi Jagan
(1918–1997)
Cheddi Jagan Anefo.jpg 5 September 1961 12 December 1964 3 years, 98 days People's Progressive Party Elizabeth II
2 Forbes Burnham
(1923–1985)
Forbes Burnham (1966).jpg 12 December 1964 26 May 1966 1 year, 165 days People's National Congress

Prime Ministers of Guyana[edit]

Prime Minister
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Term of office Political affiliation
(at time of appointment)
Head(s) of State
Took office Left office Time in office
Guyana (Commonwealth realm)
1 Forbes Burnham
(1923–1985)
Forbes Burnham (1966).jpg 26 May 1966 23 February 1970 3 years, 273 days People's National Congress Elizabeth II
Co-operative Republic of Guyana
(1) Forbes Burnham
(1923–1985)
Forbes Burnham (1966).jpg 23 February 1970 6 October 1980 10 years, 226 days People's National Congress Luckhoo
Chung
2 Ptolemy Reid
(1918–2003)
No image.png 6 October 1980 16 August 1984 3 years, 315 days People's National Congress Burnham
3 Desmond Hoyte
(1929–2002)
Desmond Hoyte.jpg 16 August 1984 6 August 1985 355 days People's National Congress
4 Hamilton Green
(1934–)
No image.png 6 August 1985 9 October 1992 7 years, 64 days People's National Congress Hoyte
5 Sam Hinds
(1945–)
Sam Hinds 2006.jpg 9 October 1992 17 March 1997 4 years, 159 days People's Progressive Party C. Jagan
Himself
6 Janet Jagan
(1920–2009)
Janet Jagan.png 17 March 1997 19 December 1997 277 days People's Progressive Party Hinds
(5) Sam Hinds
(1943–)
Sam Hinds 2006.jpg 19 December 1997 9 August 1999 1 year, 233 days People's Progressive Party J. Jagan
7 Bharrat Jagdeo
(1964–)
Jagdeo03032007.jpg 9 August 1999 11 August 1999 2 days People's Progressive Party
(5) Sam Hinds
(1943–)
Sam Hinds 2006.jpg 11 August 1999 20 May 2015 15 years, 282 days People's Progressive Party Jagdeo
Ramotar
Granger
8 Moses Nagamootoo
(1947–)
Fotografía Oficial Cumbre de Jefas y Jefes de Estados Partes del MERCOSUR y Estados Asociados (23265837203) cropped.jpg 20 May 2015 Incumbent 4 years, 312 days Alliance for Change
(APNU)
Granger

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Trinidad, with an economy 8 times Guyana's, pays PM less". 14 October 2015.

See also[edit]

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