ElectionGudie

June 13, 1998 Held

51,540
Voted
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Election for Saint Vincentian House of Assembly

Results

67%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:51,540
Valid Votes:51,355
Invalid Votes:185

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Unity Labour Party 7 28,052

54.62%

New Democratic Party 8 23,258

45.29%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 15 seats in the House of Assembly

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: Queen ELIZABETH II *
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister James Fitz-Allen MITCHELL
  • Assembly: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has a unicameral House of Assembly with 15 seats.

* The Queen is represented by Governor General Charles ANTROBUS.

Description of electoral system:

  • The Queen is hereditary N/A.
  • In the House of Assembly, 15 members are elected by simple majority vote in single-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms and 6 members are appointed to serve 5-year terms.***

*** In the House of Assembly, 15 members are elected in single-member constituencies and 6 members are appointed by the Governor General, all to serve 5-year terms. Among the appointed members, 4 are on the advice of the prime minister and 2 on the advice of the leader of the opposition.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: New Democratic Party (NDP)
    • Leader: James F. MITCHELL
    • Seats won in this election: 8
    • Seats won in last election: 12
  • Party: Unity Labour Party (ULP)
    • Leader: Vincent BEACHE
    • Seats won in this election: 7
    • Seats won in last election: 3

Last Parliamentary election:

  • Legislative elections were last held on February 21, 1994.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 107,923 (1998)
  • Registered Voters: 76,469 (1998)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 53,689 (1998)

·         Is Saint Vincent and the Grenadines a signatory to CEDAW: No

·         Has Saint Vincent and the Grenadines ratified CEDAW: Yes, accession (4 August 1981)

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 1 (following the 1998 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 97 (2014)

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

Disability Data:

·         Is Saint Vincent and the Grenadines a signatory to CRPD: No

·         Has Saint Vincent and the Grenadines ratified CRPD: Yes, accession (29 October 2010)

·         Population with a disability: 16,188 (est.)