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Bahamas

Commonwealth of the Bahamas

319,031 4

Population (as of July 1, 2013)

Elections in our database

172,128 nan%

Registered Voters (as of March 1, 2012)

Average Turnout

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

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: Queen ELIZABETH II *
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Perry CHRISTIE
  • Assembly: Bahamas has a bicameral Parliament consisting of the Senate with 16 seats and the House of Assembly with 38 seats.

* The Queen is represented by Governor General Sir Arthur A. FOULKES since 14 April 2010.

Description of electoral system:

  • The Queen is the hereditary head of state.
  • The Prime Minister is appointed by the governor-general.
  • In the Senate 16 members are appointed by the governor-general to serve 5-year terms. In the House of Assembly 38 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms.
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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
Referendum 2002-02-27 - 127,000 -
House of Assembly 2002-05-02 130,536 144,758 -
House of Assembly 2007-05-02 138,800 150,743 -
House of Assembly 2012-05-07 156,987 172,128 -

Voter Turnout