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General Election Results - 7 December 1964

General elections were held in British Guiana on 7 December 1964. The elections followed constitutional reforms and the re-establishment of the House of Assembly, which had been abolished in 1953, replacing the bicameral Legislature. The House had 54 members; the Speaker and 53 members elected by proportional representation. The Speaker was elected from amongst the original elected members, and then gave up their elected seat to be replaced by a member of their own party.

In the new 53-member legislature, the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) was allocated 24 seats, the People’s National Congress (PNC) 22, and the The United Force (TUF) 7 based on the proportion of votes they won. With just under 46 per cent of the votes, the PPP fell short of the required majority of seats by three. On the other hand, the opposition parties together had a clear majority of seats.

Immediately after the official results were announced, Dr. Jagan tried to obtain the support of Burnham and the PNC to form a coalition government. He showed that the PPP and the PNC together polled 87 percent of the votes and that the Guyanese people would overwhelmingly support such a coalition. At the same time, such a coalition would be a giant step in the efforts to build national unity. Dr. Jagan even offered Burnham the position of Premier, but the PNC leader refused to budge from his fixed position that he would not cooperate with the PPP.

PNC leader forbes Burnham become the new Primer.

Voter turnout was 96.98%.

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ELECTORAL SYSTEM
Proportional Representation
53 elected seats
VOTER TURNOUT
Total Valid Votes 238,530
Invalid Votes 1,590
Total Votes Cast 240,120
Registered Voters 247,604
Voter Turnout 96.98%
CRITICAL DATES
Dissolution of House Sat, 26 Sep 1964
Nomination Day -
Polling Day Mon, 7 Dec 1964
First Meeting of New Parliament Thu, 31 Dec 1964
SUMMARY RESULTS
  Political Group Code Votes % votes Seats
  People’s National Congress Winner PNC 96,657 40.52% 22
  People’s Progressive Party  PPP 109,332 45.84% 24
  The United Force TUF 29,612 12.41% 7
  Justice Party JP 1,334 0.56% -
  Guyana United Muslim Party GUMP 1,194 0.50% -
  Peace, Equality and Prosperity Party PEPP 224 0.09% -
  National Labour Front NLF 177 0.07% -
  Total Valid Votes   238,530 100% 53
ELECTED MEMBERS
Member Party
Cheddi Jagan People's Progressive Party
Brindley Benn People's Progressive Party
Ram Karran People's Progressive Party
Ranji Chandisingh People's Progressive Party
Henry Jocelyn Makepeace Hubbard People's Progressive Party
Charles Ramkissoon Jacob People's Progressive Party
Cedric Vernon Nunes People's Progressive Party
Fenton Harcourt Wilworth Ramsahoye People's Progressive Party
Eugene Martin Stoby People's Progressive Party
Earl Maxwell Gladstone Wilson People's Progressive Party
George Bowman People's Progressive Party
Sheik Mohamed Saffee People's Progressive Party
Ashton Chase People's Progressive Party
Moses Bhagwan People's Progressive Party
John Bernard Caldeira People's Progressive Party
Abdul Maccie Hamid People's Progressive Party
Derek Chunilall Jagan People's Progressive Party
Goberdhan Harry Lall People's Progressive Party
Yacoob Ally People's Progressive Party
Lloyd Linde People's Progressive Party
Joseph Rudolph Spenser Luck People's Progressive Party
Reepu Daman Persaud People's Progressive Party
Mohendernauth Poonai People's Progressive Party
Subhan Ali Ramjohn People's Progressive Party
Forbes Burnham People's National Congress
Ptolemy Reid People's National Congress
Neville James Bissember People's National Congress
Eugene Francis Correia People's National Congress
Winifred Gaskin People's National Congress
C.M. Llewellyn John People's National Congress
Robert James Jordan People's National Congress
Rudy Kendall People's National Congress
Deoroop Mahraj People's National Congress
Claude Alfonso Merriman People's National Congress
David Brandis deGroot People's National Congress
William Alexander Blair People's National Congress
Jagnarine Budhoo People's National Congress
Charles Frederick Chan-A-Sue People's National Congress
Oscar Eleazar Clarke People's National Congress
Royden George Basil Field-Ridley People's National Congress
John Gabriel Joaquin People's National Congress
Thomas Anson Sancho People's National Congress
Rupert Tello The United Force
James Henry Thomas People's National Congress
Alex Benjamin Trotman People's National Congress
Henry Milton Shakespeare Wharton People's National Congress
Aubrey Percival Alleyne People's National Congress
Peter d'Aguiar The United Force
Mohamed Kasim The United Force
Randolph Emanuel Cheeks The United Force
Stephen Campbell The United Force
Cyril Victor Too Chung The United Force
Hari Prashad The United Force
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Democratic Labour Movement DLM National Democratic Front NDF People's Progressive Party/Civic PPP/C
God Bless Guyana GBG National Front Alliance NFA Rise Organise And Rebuild ROAR
Guiana National Party GNP National Independent Party NIP The United Force TUF
Guyana Action Party/Rise Organise And Rebuild GAP/ROAR National Labour Front NLF Union of Guyanese International UGI
Guyana Action Party/Working People’s Alliance GAP/WPA National Republican Party NRP United Democratic Party UDP
Guyana Democratic Party GDP Peace, Equality and Prosperity Party PEPP United Republican Party URP
Guyana National Congress GNC People’s Democratic Movement PDM United Workers Party UWP
Guyana United Muslim Party GUMP People’s National Congress PNC Working People’s Alliance WPA
Independents IND People’s National Congress PNC/R
Justice for All People JFAP People’s National Congress Reform - 1 Guyana PNCR-IG
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