ElectionGudie

May 2, 2007 Confirmed

150,743
Registered to Vote
Bahamas

Commonwealth of the Bahamas

Election for Bahaman Senate

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 40 seats in the House of Assembly

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: Queen ELIZABETH II *
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Perry CHRISTIE
  • Assembly: Bahamas has a bicameral Parliament consisting of the Senate with 16 seats and the House of Assembly with 40 seats.

* The Queen is represented by Governor General Dame Ivy DUMONT.

Description of electoral system:

  • The Queen is N/A N/A.
  • In the Senate 16 members are appointed by the governor-general to serve 5-year terms. In the House of Assembly 40 members are elected by direct popular vote to serve 5-year terms.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Free National Movement (FNM)
    Leader: Hubert INGRAHAM
    Seats won in this House of Assembly election: 23
    Seats won in last House of Assembly election: 7
  • Party: Progressive Liberal Party (PLP)
    Leader: Perry CHRISTIE
    Seats won in this House of Assembly election: 18
    Seats won in last House of Assembly election: 18
  • Party: Bahamas Democratic Movement (BDM)
    Leader: Cassius STUART
    Seats won in this House of Assembly election: 0
    Seats won in last House of Assembly election: 0
  • Party: Independent Candidates
    Leader: N/A
    Seats won in this House of Assembly election: 0
    Seats won in last House of Assembly election: 0

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 305,655 (July 2007 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 150,743 (April 2007 )