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The Cooprative Republic of Guyana (Female right to stand for elections 1945, suffrage 1953) Formerly a British Colony by the name of British Guyana which got internal self government in 1957, became independent in 1966 and a republic in 1970
Also see Guyana Ministers
Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God Queen of Guyana and of Her other
Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth (25.05-23.02)
Queen of The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland since 1952 (b. 1926-)
Vice-President and Deputy Prime Minister Viola Harper Burnham
1985-90 Minister of Social Infrastructure
1989-91 Minister of Education, Culture and Social Development
Widow of President Burnham, Premier 1964-80 and President 1980-85(†). After his death she was in question as his successor but instead became deputy to the successor.
Vice-President, Prime Minister and Minister of Mines Janet Rosenberg Jagan
1997-99 President (19.12-11.8) (Head of State and Government)
She lived (1920-2009).
Last update 29.03.09