Guyana Election Date Set

News Americas, GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Mon. Oct. 10, 2011: Guyanese voters are set to go to the polls next month to elect a new government.

The Guyana government yesterday announced a Nov. 28th date for general elections in the South American nation. Parliament was dissolved last month to make way for elections giving all parties six weeks to campaign for seats in the 65-member parliament.

A seven-party coalition led by retired army commander David Granger is seeking to unseat President Bharrat Jagdeo’s People’s Progressive Party/Civic, which has been in power since 1992.

Jagdeo’s term in office is maxed out under the Guyana constitution. His party has named Donald Ramotar as the party’s presidential candidate.