ElectionGudie

Feb. 19, 2013 Held

54,524
Voted
Grenada

Grenada

Election for House of Representatives

Results

87%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:54,524
Valid Votes:54,460
Invalid Votes:64

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

New National Party 15 - 32,031

58.82%

National Democratic Congress - - 22,160

40.69%

National United Front - - 186

0.34%

More Info:

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 Tillman THOMAS
  • 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 Arnold GLEAN.

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: 15
    • Seats won in last House of Representatives election: 4
  • Party: National Democratic Congress (NDC)
    • Leader: Tillman THOMAS
    • Seats won in this House of Representatives election: 0
    • Seats won in last House of Representatives election: 11
  • Party: National United Front (NUF)
    • Leader: Glynnis ROBERTS
    • 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: 105,902 (2013)
  • Registered Voters: 62,147 (February 2013 )

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 52,858 (2013)

·         Is Grenada a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (17 July 1980)

·         Has Grenada ratified CEDAW: Yes (30 August 1990)

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 5 (House of Representatives) following the 2013 elections

·         Human Development Index Position: 79 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A

Disability Data:

·         Is Grenada a signatory to CRPD: Yes (12 July 2010)

·         Has Grenada ratified CRPD: Yes (27 August 2014)

·         Population with a disability: 15,885 (est.)