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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

102,350 5

Population (as of July 1, 2016)

Elections in our database

89,527 67.20%

Registered Voters (as of March 16, 2016)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
Saint Vincentian House of Assembly Assembly

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
Saint Vincentian House of Assembly 1998-06-13 51,540 76,469 67.4%
Saint Vincentian House of Assembly 2001-03-28 58,498 84,536 69.2%
Saint Vincentian House of Assembly 2005-12-07 57,968 91,045 63.67%
Saint Vincentian House of Assembly 2010-12-13 62,993 101,067 62.33%
Saint Vincentian House of Assembly 2015-12-09 65,706 89,527 73.39%

Voter Turnout