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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

103,220 4

Population (as of July 1, 2013)

Elections in our database

101,067 64.47%

Registered Voters (as of Dec. 1, 2010)

Average Turnout

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

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: Queen ELIZABETH II *
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Ralph E. GONSALVES
  • Assembly: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has a unicameral House of Assembly with 21 seats.

* Represented by Governor General Sir Fredrick Nathaniel BALLANTYNE.

Description of electoral system:

  • The Queen is hereditary head of state.
  • Prime Minister is appointed by the governor-general.
  • In the House of Assembly, 15 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms and 6 members are appointed by the governor-general to serve 5-year terms.***

*** For the 6 appointed senators, 4 are chosen to represent the government and 2 to represent the opposition.

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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
House of Assembly 1998-06-13 51,540 76,469 67.4%
House of Assembly 2001-03-28 - 82,074 -
House of Assembly 2005-12-07 57,968 91,045 63.67%
House of Assembly 2010-12-13 62,993 101,067 62.33%

Voter Turnout