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Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda

90,156 4

Population (as of July 1, 2013)

Elections in our database

78.35%

Registered Voters (as of )

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
House of Representatives Lower House
Queen Queen Head of State
Senate Upper House
Prime Minister Prime Minister Head of Government

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: Queen ELIZABETH II *
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Winston Baldwin SPENCER
  • Assembly: Antigua and Barbuda has a bicameral Parliament consisting of the Senate with 17 seats and the House of Representatives with 19 seats.

* The Queen is represented by Governor-General Louisse LAKE-TACK.

Description of electoral system:

  • The Queen is hereditary N/A.
  • Prime Minister is appointed by the governor-general.
  • In the Senate 17 members are appointed by the governor-general to serve 5-year terms. In the House of Representatives, 17 members are elected by simple majority vote in single-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms and 2 members are designated ex officio.**

** Of the two ex officio members, one serves as the Speaker of Parliament.

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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
House of Representatives 1999-03-09 33,318 52,385 63.6%
House of Representatives 2004-03-23 39,627 43,459 91.18%
House of Representatives 2009-03-12 41,886 52,183 80.27%
House of Representatives 2014-06-12 - - -

Voter Turnout