General elections were held in Guyana on 5 October 1992. They were the first free and fair elections since 1964. The newly created People's Progressive Party/Civic alliance ended the People's National Congress' 28-year rule, winning 28 of the 53 seats and 53.5% of the vote following a landslide victory. Voter turnout was 80.4%.
53 of the 65 seats in the National Assembly
33 seats needed for a majority
Results by district
Electoral system edit
The National Assembly had 65 members; 53 elected by proportional representation in a nationwide constituency, 10 appointed by the Regional Councils elected on the same date as the national members, and 2 appointed by the National Congress of Local Democratic Organs, an umbrella body representing the regional councils.
The President was elected by a first-past-the-post double simultaneous vote system, whereby each list nominated a presidential candidate and the presidential election itself was won by the candidate of the list having a plurality.
|People's Progressive Party/Civic||Cheddi Jagan||162,058||53.45||28||4||0||32||+24|
|People's National Congress||Desmond Hoyte||128,286||42.31||23||6||2||31||–23|
|Working People's Alliance||Clive Y. Thomas||6,086||2.01||1||0||0||1||0|
|United Force||Manzoor Nadir||3,183||1.05||1||0||0||1||–1|
|Democratic Labour Movement||Paul Tennassee||1,557||0.51||0||0||0||0||0|
|United Republican Party||Leslie Ramsammy||1,343||0.44||0||0||0||0||0|
|People's Democratic Movement||Llewelyn John||270||0.09||0||0||0||0||0|
|Union of Guyanese International||Lindley GeBorde||134||0.04||0||0||0||0||0|
|National Republican Party||Robert Gangadeen||114||0.04||0||0||0||0||0|
|United Workers Party||Winston Payne||77||0.03||0||0||0||0||0|
|National Democratic Front||Joseph Bacchus||68||0.02||0||0||0||0||0|
|Source: Nohlen, IPU, Carter Center|
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