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Saint Kitts and Nevis

Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis

51,134 3

Population (as of July 1, 2013)

Elections in our database

32,806 66.68%

Registered Voters (as of Jan. 1, 2010)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
Queen Queen Head of State
National Assembly Assembly
Prime Minister Prime Minister Head of Government

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: Queen ELIZABETH II *
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Denzil DOUGLAS
  • Assembly: Saint Kitts and Nevis has a unicameral National Assembly with 14 seats.

* The Queen is represented by Governor General Sir Edmund LAWRENCE.

Description of electoral system:

  • The Queen is hereditary head of state.
  • Prime Minister is appointed by the governor-general.
  • In the National Assembly, 11 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms and 3 members are appointed by the governor-general to serve 5-year terms.***

*** Of the three nominated seats, two are nominated on the advice of the prime minister and one on the advice of the leader of the opposition.

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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
Referendum 1998-08-10 3,935 6,785 58.0%
National Assembly 2004-10-25 22,922 38,865 58.98%
National Assembly 2010-01-25 27,246 32,806 83.05%

Voter Turnout