Retired military officer Mark Anthony Phillips has been sworn in as 9th PM of Guyana. Phillips served as the Chief of Staff of the Guyana Defence Force for 3 years from 2013 to 2016. On the other hand, former President Bharrat Jagdeo has been sworn in as Vice President.

In 1980, Phillips joined the Guyana Defence Force and retired in October 2016. Phillips belong to People’s Progressive Party