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Saint Lucia

Saint Lucia

164,464 4

Population (as of July 1, 2016)

Elections in our database

161,883 54.85%

Registered Voters (as of June 8, 2016)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
Saint Lucian Senate Upper House
Saint Lucian House of Representatives Lower House

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: Queen ELIZABETH II *
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Allen CHASTANET
  • Assembly: Saint Lucia has a bicameral Parliament consisting of the Senate with 11 seats and the House of Representatives with 17 seats.

* The Queen is represented by Governor General Dame Pearlette LOUISY.

Description of electoral system:

  • The Queen is the hereditary head of state.
  • The Prime Minister is appointed by the governor-general.
  • In the Senate 11 members are appointed to serve 5-year terms*. In the House of Representatives 17 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms. In the Senate, 11 members are appointed to serve 5-year terms (6 on the advice of the prime minister, 3 on the advice of the leader of the opposition, and 2 after consultation with religious, economic, and social groups).
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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
Saint Lucian House of Representatives 2001-12-03 62,805 119,100 52.73%
Saint Lucian House of Representatives 2006-12-11 77,487 132,545 58.46%
Saint Lucian House of Representatives 2011-11-28 85,035 151,466 56.14%
Saint Lucian House of Representatives 2016-06-06 84,302 161,883 52.08%

Voter Turnout