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By Sharief Khan GEORGETOWN, Guyana (Reuters) - Guyana President Bharrat Jagdeo was sworn in on Saturday for another five years calling for national unity after this week's peaceful election in the divided South American nation of 750,000 people. The former British colony wedged between Venezuela and Suriname escaped the violence of past votes when tensions between the ethnic Indian majority and Afro-Guyanese boiled over into rioting and looting. Jagdeo, a 42-year-old ethnic Indian...
By Sharief Khan GEORGETOWN, Guyana (Reuters) - Guyana's President Bharrat Jagdeo, a free-market advocate, has won re-election after sweeping to victory in peaceful elections on Monday in the former British colony, authorities said on Thursday. Jagdeo, a 42-year-old ethnic Indian, won 64.6 percent of Monday's vote while his People's Progressive Party/Civic party won 36 seats in the 65-member parliament, Guyana Chief Election Officer Gocool Boodoo said announcing the results. Guyana,...
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