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Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

2,563 2

Population (as of Oct. 1, 2012)

Elections in our database

2,165 84.87%

Registered Voters (as of March 7, 2013)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
Legislative Assembly Assembly
Chief Executive Chief Executive Head of Government
Queen Queen Head of State

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: Queen ELIZABETH II *
  • Head of Government: Chief Executive Keith PADGETT
  • Assembly: Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) has a unicameral Legislative Assembly with 10 seats.

* The Queen is represented by the Governor of the Falkland Islands. The current Governor is Nigel HAYWOOD.

Description of electoral system:

  • The Queen is hereditary.
  • The Chief Executive is appointed by the governor.
  • In the Legislative Assembly, 8 members are elected by block vote to serve 4-year terms and 2 members are appointed ex officio to serve 4-year terms.
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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
Referendum 2013-03-10 1,518 1,672 90.79%
Legislative Assembly 2013-11-07 1,709 2,165 78.94%

Voter Turnout