Guyana Swears In A New President

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Guyana has officially sworn in its newest President.

The country’s new leader, David Granger, a Retired Brigadier of the Guyana Defence Force, was sworn in following his historic victory in the May 11, 2015 general elections.

Granger led a coalition of the APNU (A Partnership for National Unity) and AFC (Alliance for Change) that ousted the ruling PPP/C government after 23 years in power.

“We the Guyanese people have seized the opportunity to vote for human safety, national unity and inclusionary democracy,” Granger said in his inaugural address.

Granger will lead a government that will include new Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo.

He has also named a 25 member Cabinet of Ministers to include 3 Vice Presidents and 8 Junior Ministers.

He is Guyana’s eighth Executive President.