Hugh the moon Hoyte

Hugh the moon Hoyte (* 9. March 1929 in Georgetown; † 22. December 2002 ebenda) was a prime minister (1984 to 1985) and president (1985 to 1992) of Guyana.

1968 he came as a member of the People's national Congress into the parliament and took up soon his service in the cabinet .

From 1969 to 1970 he was finally Minister of the Interior, from 1970 to 1972 Ministers of Finance, work and communication Ministers of 1972 to 1974 and Minister for economic development from 1974 to 1980. Hoyte concentrated on economic affairs during its political career. In addition after the choice 1980 it became one of five vices-president with responsibility for economic planning, finances and development, and was a close coworker of the president and leader of the PNC Forbes Burnham.

In August 1984 he was appointed the first vice-president and prime minister. President Burnham deceased suddenly to 6. August 1985 and Hoyte became a president at a time, in which Guyana with continuous economic and social problems had to fight. Short ones before Burnhams death had looked for it and other members of the PNC of discussions with the oppositional People's progressive party, in order to fight in national unit the problems of the country. Hoyte spoke itself for a continuation of the dialogue out however set also new elections for the 9. December on. As reaction to criticism at earlier elections it agreed certain reforms. Nontheless the execution of the choice, which let the PNC with increased majority at power remain, was criticized because of irregularities, what minimized Hoytes chances for a national reconciliation.

Hoyte was likewise a minister of foreign affairs from 1990 to 1992. The elections 1992 were won of the People's progressive party and its leader Cheddi Jagan was appointed the president. Hoyte remained up to its death of chairmen of the PNC. He was also the presidency candidate of the PNC in the elections of 1996 and 2001. Both mark reached it the second place (40,6% 1996 and 41,7% 2001).


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