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The President of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana is the head of state and the head of government of Guyana, as well as the commander-in-chief of the armed forces of the Republic, according to the Constitution of Guyana. The President is also the Chancellor of the Orders of Guyana.[1]

President of the
Co-operative Republic of Guyana
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David Granger

since 16 May 2015
StyleHis / Her Excellency
ResidenceState House, Georgetown
Term lengthUsual term of 5 years, renewable once
Inaugural holderArthur Chung
Formation17 March 1970
SuccessionPrime Minister of Guyana
DeputyFirst Vice President of Guyana

History and descriptionEdit

When Guyana was declared a republic in 1970, the president was elected by the National Assembly for a five-year term and possessed largely ceremonial powers. After a 1980 referendum, the constitution was amended to make the president an executive post, and the president became known as the executive president. The leader of the party receiving the most votes in a General and Regional Election becomes president, and holds office for the legislature's duration—in practice, five years.

Presidents are counted beginning with President Arthur Chung in 1970. Executive presidents are counted beginning with President Forbes Burnham (first executive president) in 1980.

Presidents of Guyana (1970–present)Edit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Ramotar blasts arbitrary handout of national awards". Guyana Times. 29 May 2015. Archived from the original on 13 June 2015. Retrieved 11 June 2015. ...according to the Constitution of the Orders of Guyana, the President is the Chancellor of the Orders of Guyana and custodian of the insignia, ribbons and records of the orders.

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