President of Guyana

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President of the
Co-operative Republic of Guyana
Arms of the President of Guyana.svg
Presidential Coat of arms
Presidential Standard of Guyana 1970-1980.svg
Presidential Standard
Irfaan Ali.png
Incumbent
Irfaan Ali

since 2 August 2020
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
Websitehttp://www.op.gov.gy/

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]

List of Presidents[change | change source]

Status

     Denotes Prime Minister acting as President

President
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Term of office Elected Political affiliation
(at time of appointment)
Prime Minister
Took office Left office Time in office
Ceremonial President
Sir Edward Luckhoo
(1912–1998)
No image.png 23 February 1970 17 March 1970 22 days [2] Burnham
1 Arthur Chung
(1918–2008)
President Arthur Chung.jpg 17 March 1970 6 October 1980 10 years, 203 days Independent Burnham
Executive President
2 Forbes Burnham
(1923–1985)
Forbes Burnham (1966).jpg 6 October 1980 6 August 1985
(died in office.)
4 years, 304 days People's National Congress Reid
Hoyte
3 Desmond Hoyte
(1929–2002)
Desmond Hoyte.jpg 6 August 1985 9 October 1992 7 years, 64 days People's National Congress Green
4 Cheddi Jagan
(1918–1997)
President Cheddi Jagan.png 9 October 1992 6 March 1997
(died in office.)
4 years, 148 days People's Progressive Party Hinds
5 Sam Hinds
(1943–)
Sam Hinds 2006.jpg 6 March 1997 19 December 1997 288 days People's Progressive Party J. Jagan
6 Janet Jagan
(1920–2009)
Janet Jagan.png 19 December 1997 11 August 1999
(resigned.)
1 year, 235 days People's Progressive Party Hinds
Jagdeo
7 Bharrat Jagdeo
(1963–)
Jagdeo03032007.jpg 11 August 1999 3 December 2011 12 years, 114 days People's Progressive Party Hinds
8 Donald Ramotar
(1950–)
Donald Ramotar.png 3 December 2011 16 May 2015 3 years, 164 days People's Progressive Party Hinds
9 David Granger
(1945–)
David Granger 2015 (cropped).jpg 16 May 2015 2 August 2020[3] 5 years, 78 days People's National Congress
(APNU)
Nagamootoo
10 Irfaan Ali
(1980–)
Irfaan Ali.png 2 August 2020 Incumbent 96 days People's Progressive Party Phillips

Living former leaders[change | change source]

Image Name Term/Reign Office Date of birth
Elizabeth II greets NASA GSFC employees, May 8, 2007 edit.jpg Elizabeth II 1966–1970 Queen of Guyana (1926-04-21) 21 April 1926 (age 94)
Sam Hinds 2006.jpg Sam Hinds 1997 President of Guyana (1945-12-27) 27 December 1945 (age 74)
Jagdeo03032007.jpg Bharrat Jagdeo 1999–2011 President of Guyana (1964-01-23) 23 January 1964 (age 56)
Donald Ramotar.png Donald Ramotar 2011–2015 President of Guyana (1950-10-22) 22 October 1950 (age 70)
David Granger 2015 (cropped).jpg David A. Granger 2015–2020 President of Guyana (1945-07-15) 15 July 1945 (age 75)

References[change | change source]

  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.
  2. Was Chief Justice of Guyana
  3. He had lost confidence vote on 21 December 2018, see 2020 Guyanese general election