ElectionGudie

July 8, 2008 Confirmed

70,869
Registered to Vote
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Grenada

Election for Senate

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At stake in this election:

  • 15 seats in the House of Representatives

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: Queen ELIZABETH II *
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Keith MITCHELL
  • Assembly: Grenada has a bicameral Parliament consisting of the Senate with 13 seats and the House of Representatives with 15 seats.

* Queen Elizabeth II is represented by Governor-General Daniel WILLIAMS.

Description of electoral system:

  • The Queen is hereditary N/A.
  • Prime Minister is elected by parliament.
  • In the Senate, 10 members are appointed by the government to serve 5-year terms and 3 members are appointed by the opposition to serve 5-year terms. In the House of Representatives 15 members are elected by simple majority vote in single-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: New National Party (NNP)
    Leader: Keith MITCHELL
    Seats won in this House of Representatives election: 4
    Seats won in last House of Representatives election: 8
  • Party: National Democratic Congress (NDC)
    Leader: Tillman THOMAS
    Seats won in this House of Representatives election: 11
    Seats won in last House of Representatives election: 7
  • Party: United Labor Platform (LP)
    Leader: Francis ALEXIS
    Seats won in this House of Representatives election: 0
    Seats won in last House of Representatives election: 0
  • Party: Others/Independents
    Leader: N/A
    Seats won in this House of Representatives election: 0
    Seats won in last House of Representatives election: N/A

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 90,343 (July 2008 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 70,869 (July 2008 )