The elections commission of Guyana announced late Thursday President Bharrat Jagdeo has won re-election, said reports from Georgetown, the capital of Guyana.
Jagdeo was re-elected for another five-year term, with his ruling People's Progressive Party garnering 54.6 percent of the votes in Monday's general elections, chief elections officer Gocool Bodhoo told a news conference.
Jagdeo's party also expanded its majority by two to 36 seats in the 65-member parliament.
Jagdeo, a 43-year-old ethnic Indian who has been in power since 1999 and educated as an economist in Russia, has promised better government services and a crackdown on crimes.
But Guyana remains poor and lacking investments. Besides economic instability and crimes -- mainly drug trafficking, the re-elected president would also have to face the challenge of persistent strife between the nation's two main ethnic groups: those descended from Africans, and those whose ancestors came from the Indian subcontinent.