National Assembly of Guyana
The National Assembly is the parliament
A parliament is a legislature, especially in those countries whose system of government is based on the Westminster system modeled after that of the United Kingdom. The name is derived from the French , the action of parler : a parlement is a discussion. The term came to mean a meeting at which...

 of Guyana
Guyana , officially the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, previously the colony of British Guiana, is a sovereign state on the northern coast of South America that is culturally part of the Anglophone Caribbean. Guyana was a former colony of the Dutch and of the British...

. It has 65 members, 53 members elected for a five-year term by proportional representation
Proportional representation
Proportional representation is a concept in voting systems used to elect an assembly or council. PR means that the number of seats won by a party or group of candidates is proportionate to the number of votes received. For example, under a PR voting system if 30% of voters support a particular...

 and 12 members delegated by local government councils. The President is elected for a five-year term on the basis of the parliamentary elections.

Hari Narayen Ramkarran was elected as Speaker of the National Assembly of Guyana in 2001, re-elected on September 28, 2006.

Currently the Ninth Parliament of Guyana (2006-2011) is in session, the composition of which is seen to the left (excluding the additional 4 non-elected & non-voting members accorded to the governing party).

General Elections (Parliamentary & Presidential, as well as for the members of the 10 Regional Democratic Councils) are scheduled for 2011. The elections must be constitutionally held by December 31st, 2011.

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