Guyana: Opposition alliance wins national election
May 15 , 2015
The opposition coalition in Guyana has won the national election, defeating the Indo-Guyanese party which has ruled the South American country for 23 years.
The multiracial Partnership for National Unity and Alliance for Change, headed by David Granger, a former army officer and publisher, won 206,817 votes compared to the 201,457 won by President Ramotar’s People’s Progressive party, the election board said.
Though Ramotar claims that the polls were rigged, British and American diplomats have stated that the election was free and fair.