In Guyana’s 10th Parliament the Opposition is drawn from two political parties, A Partnership for National Unity APNU and the Alliance for Change AFC. Together they control the majority of seats in the house.
Once the opposition seats are allotted, elections are held for the position of Leader of the Opposition. Only members from the opposition side of the house are allowed to vote. The Speaker presides over the process but is not allowed to vote.
The Leader of the Opposition in Guyana’s 10th Parliament is Brigadier (Ret.) David Granger.
With Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from the University of Guyana, Post Graduate Diploma in International Relations from the University of the West Indies, Mr. Granger was a military officer by profession. With an impressive list of academic achievements and extensive military training he rose to the position of commander of the Guyana Defense Force. Recipient of numerous awards, Brigadier (Ret.) David Granger entered Guyana’s political arena in 2011 as the Presidential Candidate for A Partnership for National Unity.