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2006-08-31 21:26:11

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,...

2006-08-28 13:10:36

By Patrick Markey GEORGETOWN, Guyana (Reuters) - Braving bursts of tropical rain, Guyanese voted on Monday in the former British colony's fourth election since independence and were expected to reelect free-market advocate President Bharrat Jagdeo. Polls show that Jagdeo, a 42-year-old Moscow-educated economist who has promised to tackle rising crime rates and continue to deliver improved services, is likely to win a second 5-year term by keeping his party's majority in the...

2006-08-25 14:47:53

By Sharief Khan GEORGETOWN, Guyana (Reuters) - A series of frightening crimes will be on the minds of Guyanese voters as they go to polls next week in an election likely to be won by the youthful President Bharrat Jagdeo. Soldiers will patrol Guyana's streets for the first time during an election on Monday when voters cast ballots in the former British colony. Rioting has marred the last three general elections in the small South American country after racial tensions flared...


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