U.S. Ambassador to Guyana D. Brent Hardt welcomed guests on Monday from Guyana’s government, private sector, civil society, and diplomatic community to share in the historic, second Inauguration of President Barack Obama. A release from the US Embassy said that as he welcomed guests to the viewing of President Obama’s Inaugural Address at his residence, Ambassador Hardt observed that “the inauguration of a president after a hard-fought electoral contest reflects the strength and health of a democracy.” The U.S. Presidential Inauguration, he added, “embodies a strong bipartisan tradition, as even the most heated partisan political debates are set aside to honor the peaceful transition of power.”
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