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David A. Granger

Brigadier David Granger

David Arthur Granger (born 15 July 1945) is a Guyanese politician and retired military officer who served for a time as Commander of the Guyana Defence Force. He has been Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly of Guyana since January 2012.

Career

Born in [1] and retired from the military service in 1992.[2] In 2010, he made a successful bid to be elected as presidential candidate of the People’s National Congress Reform.[3][4]

Granger founded the Guyana Review news magazine in 1992, and served as its Managing Editor. He has researched and published on military, historical and media themes, and is also the author of Guyana's state media: the quest for control, and A Preliminary Study of Women Soldiers in the Anglophone Caribbean.

Standing as the opposition coalition's presidential candidate, Granger was defeated by Donald Ramotar in the November 2011 general election. He was unanimously elected as Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly on 16 January 2012.[5]

References

  1. ^ DeRouen, Karl R.;  
  2. ^ Stabroek staff (2010-10-01). "Granger denies 1973 ballot box allegation". Stabroek News. Retrieved 2010-10-27. Granger retired from military service in 1992, after serving as National Security Adviser to the President and as Commander of the GDF. During his military service, Granger served as planning officer for the establishment of the Guyana National Service and the Guyana People’s Militia, and he also led military delegations to Brazil, Cuba, Germany, Guinea, North Korea, Somalia and Yugoslavia. Granger received the Military Service Star; the Military Service Medal; the Efficiency Medal; the Border Defence Medal; and other service awards. 
  3. ^ Stabroek editor (2010-09-29). "Breaking News: David Granger nominated by PNCR group to be party’s presidential candidate". Stabroek News. Retrieved 2010-10-27. Retired army brigadier David Granger tonight confirmed a report on Capitol News that he had been nominated by a PNCR group to be the party’s presidential candidate at the 2011 general elections and he has accepted the nomination. 
  4. ^ "Group in Diaspora formed to support David Granger". Kaieteur News. 2010-10-26. Retrieved 2010-10-27. A group of Guyanese in North America has formed what its members call ‘Guyanese United For Change’, (GUFC), and has announced its support for Retired Brigadier David Granger’s bid for presidential candidate of the People’s National Congress Reform. 
  5. ^ Ariana Gordon, "Granger elected opposition leader", Guyana Times, 17 January 2012.


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