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The Progressive People’s Party (PPP) wins 18 of the 24 elected seats in the general elections in Guyana, a British colony in the Caribbean. Dr. Cheddi Jagan, an admirer of the works of Karl Marx, heads the new government. [New York Times, 10/30/1994; BBC, 12/9/2005]

Entity Tags: Karl Marx, Cheddi Jagan

Timeline Tags: US-Britain-Guyana (1953-1992)

British Prime Minister Winston Churchill sends troops into Guyana, suspends its constitution, and orders its government dissolved four months after Dr. Cheddi Jagan of the leftist Progressive People’s Party (PPP) is chosen to head the government (see April 24, 1953). [New York Times, 10/30/1994; BBC, 12/9/2005]

Entity Tags: Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, Cheddi Jagan

Timeline Tags: US-Britain-Guyana (1953-1992)

Dr. Cheddi Jagan and his wife, Janet, are freed from jail after the British restore Guyana’s constitutional government. General elections are held and the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) wins 9 of the 14 seats. Jagan is appointed the Chief Minister. [New York Times, 10/30/1994; BBC, 12/9/2005]

Entity Tags: Janet Jagan, Cheddi Jagan

Timeline Tags: US-Britain-Guyana (1953-1992)

October 9, 1992: Jagan Wins Guyana Elections

The first completely free parliamentary elections since independence (see May 26, 1966) are held and Dr. Cheddi Jagan is re-elected. [GlobalEdge, 2005; BBC, 12/9/2005]

Entity Tags: Cheddi Jagan

Timeline Tags: US-Britain-Guyana (1953-1992)

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