Security & Strategic Review - July 2023


*** GOOD LOCAL ELECTION FOR GUYANA’S RULING PPP/C. Guyana’s ruling People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) won 66 of the 80 Local Authority Areas (LAAs) contested on 12 June, up from the 52 it secured at the last local elections in 2018. The opposition A Partnership for National Unity (Apnu) won only 14 LAAs, down from 23 in 2018. The PPP/C gained a majority in seven of the country’s 10 townships. Apnu held onto its control of Georgetown, New Amsterdam, and Linden, two municipalities less than in 2018. In Georgetown, the PPP/C won five constituencies to Apnu’s 10.

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