List of prime ministers of Guyana

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Prime Minister of the
Co-operative Republic of Guyana
First Vice President of Guyana
Office of the Prime Minister Guyana.svg
Seal of the Office of the Prime Minister of Guyana
Flag of Guyana.svg
Flag of Guyana
Incumbent
Mark Phillips

since 2 August 2020
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]

This is a list of the prime ministers of Guyana, from the creation of the office of Chief Minister of British Guiana in 1953 to the present day.

Prime Ministers of Guyana[change | change source]

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
(1963–)
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
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 2 August 2020 5 years, 74 days Alliance for Change
(APNU)
Granger
9 Mark Phillips No image.png 2 August 2020 Incumbent 74 days People's Progressive Party Ali

References[change | change source]

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