Guyana: Polity Style: 1966-2016

26 May 1966 become an independent state on the date (26 May 1966) prescribed by Section 1.1 of the Guyana Independence Act 1966, which is passed by the Parliament of the United Kingdom (House of Commons 4 May 1966, House of Lords 12 May 1966) and receives Royal Assent 12 May 1966 [1]
26 May 1966 constituted as Guyana in accordance with the Constitution of 1966 as part of The Guyana Independence Order 1966 (effective on a date prescribed by Section 1.2) [2]
26 May 1966 - 23 Feb 1970 Guyana
23 Feb 1970 - 6 Oct 1980 Republic of Guyana [3]
6 Oct 1980 - Co-operative Republic of Guyana

[1] Full title: An Act to provide for the attainment by British Guiana of fully responsible status within the Commonwealth; to make provision as to the effect of certain certificates of naturalisation; and for purposes connected with the matters aforesaid.
[2] Statutory Instruments 1966, No. 575.
[3] In occasional official, but not Constitutional, use: Co-operative Republic of Guyana.
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