Key Figures

Chief of State:
President David Granger
Head of Government:
Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo

Overview

Government Name:
Co-operative Republic of Guyana
Constitution:
Adopted: 1970; Establishes a parliamentary-style government based on the English Model, and a separation of powers with the legislative holding the most power by electing the president
Government Type:
Republic
Co-operative Republic of Guyana Flag
Coat of Arms of Co-operative Republic of Guyana

Government Control of Economy

55.519 Scale ranks countries on a basis of 1-100, with 100 representing the greatest amount of economic autonomy from government intervention.
Source: Heritage Foundation, http://www.heritage.org/index/heatmap (2015)

Country Risk Rating

D A high-risk political and economic situation and an often very difficult business environment can have a very significant impact on corporate payment behavior. Corporate default probability is very high.
Main Powers Election Process Election Cycle 1
Executive

The president and prime minister are responsible for constituting the executive branch of government.

Indirectly elected by national assembly.

5 years

Judicial

Responsible for constituting the judicial branch of government.

Appointed by the president.

Mandatory retirement age of 65

Legislative

Responsible for electing the president and constituting the legislative branch of government.

65 seats are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system.

5 years

International Relations

Foreign Policy Trends: Guyana strongly supports the concept of regional integration. It played an important role in the founding of the Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM), but its status as one of the organization's poorest members limits its ability to exert leadership in regional activities. Guyana has sought to keep foreign policy in close alignment with the consensus of CARICOM members, especially in voting in the UN, OAS, and other international organizations.

Regional Trade Blocs: CARICOM

Treaties: South American Defense Council


International Organization Participation  Source: CIA World Factbook

ACP AOSIS C Caricom CD CDB
CELAC FAO G-77 IADB IBRD ICAO
ICRM IDA IFAD IFC IFRCS ILO
IMF IMO Interpol IOC IOM ISO
ITU LAES MIGA NAM OAS OIC
OPANAL OPCW PCA Petrocaribe UN UNASUR
UNCTAD UNESCO UNIDO UPU WCO WFTU
WHO WIPO WMO WTO

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Environmental Agreements  Source: CIA World Factbook

Biodiversity Climate Change Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol Desertification Endangered Species Hazardous Wastes
Law of the Sea Ozone Layer Protection Ship Pollution Tropical Timber 06

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Tax Information 2

Tax Authority:
Information not available
Tax Name:
Information not available

Sources:

  1. ElectionGuide http://www.electionguide.org/
  2. EY, http://www.ey.com

CIA World Factbook open_in_new and U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets open_in_new except where stated otherwise.