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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.

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

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Current roleEdit

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 GuianaEdit

Chief Minister
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Tenure Political affiliation
(at time of appointment)
Monarch(s)
Took office Left office
1 Cheddi Jagan
(1918–1997)
  30 May 1953 9 October 1953 People's Progressive Party Elizabeth II

Premiers of British GuianaEdit

Premier
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Tenure Political affiliation
(at time of appointment)
Monarch(s)
Took office Left office
1 Cheddi Jagan
(1918–1997)
  5 September 1961 12 December 1964 People's Progressive Party Elizabeth II
2 Forbes Burnham
(1923–1985)
  12 December 1964 26 May 1966 People's National Congress

Prime Ministers of GuyanaEdit

Prime Minister
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Tenure Political affiliation
(at time of appointment)
Head(s) of State
Took office Left office
Guyana (Commonwealth realm)
1 Forbes Burnham
(1923–1985)
  26 May 1966 23 February 1970 People's National Congress Elizabeth II
Co-operative Republic of Guyana
(1) Forbes Burnham
(1923–1985)
  23 February 1970 6 October 1980 People's National Congress Luckhoo
Chung
2 Ptolemy Reid
(1918–2003)
  6 October 1980 16 August 1984 People's National Congress Burnham
3 Desmond Hoyte
(1929–2002)
  16 August 1984 6 August 1985 People's National Congress
4 Hamilton Green
(1934–)
  6 August 1985 9 October 1992 People's National Congress Hoyte
5 Sam Hinds
(1945–)
  9 October 1992 17 March 1997 People's Progressive Party C. Jagan
Himself
6 Janet Jagan
(1920–2009)
  17 March 1997 19 December 1997 People's Progressive Party Hinds
(5) Sam Hinds
(1943–)
  19 December 1997 9 August 1999 People's Progressive Party J. Jagan
7 Bharrat Jagdeo
(1964–)
  9 August 1999 11 August 1999 People's Progressive Party
(5) Sam Hinds
(1943–)
  11 August 1999 20 May 2015 People's Progressive Party Jagdeo
Ramotar
Granger
8 Moses Nagamootoo
(1947–)
  20 May 2015 Incumbent Alliance for Change
(APNU)
Granger

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