Guyana has voted in general elections described by police as steady and peaceful. Incumbent President Donald Ramotar of the People’s Progressive Party – Civic (PPP/C) is running against David Granger, representing a five-party opposition coalition. Mr Ramotar’s party has been in power for more than two decades. If the PPP/C wins, it will be its sixth consecutive term in office and the second for Donald Ramotar.
Casting his vote, Mr Ramotar said his party would keep its majority. “I am confident of victory,” he said. “Very.”
Guyana is ethnically divided, with people of Indian descent historically backing the PPP/C and those of African descent backing opposition parties.
Mr Granger, a 69-year-old retired army general, ran against Mr Ramotar in the last presidential election in 2011 and lost. But he sounded a confident note, “We really want to establish a government of national unity that will make people feel that it is inclusive.” he told reporters.
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