ElectionGudie

March 28, 2001 Held

58,498
Voted
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Election for Saint Vincentian House of Assembly

Results

69%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:58,498
Valid Votes:58,284
Invalid Votes:214

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Unity Labour Party 12 - 32,925

56.49%

New Democratic Party 3 - 23,844

40.91%

People's Progressive Movement - - 1,515

2.60%

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 Arnhim EUSTACE
  • Assembly: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has a unicameral House of Assembly with 21 seats.

* Represented by Governor General Charles ANTROBUS.

Description of electoral system:

  • The Queen is a hereditary monarch.
  • In the House of Assembly, 15 members are elected by simple majority vote in single-member constituencies and 6 members are appointed .

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Unity Labour Party (ULP)
    • Leader: Ralph GONSALVES
    • Seats won in this election: 12
    • Seats won in last election: 7
  • Party: New Democratic Party (NDP)
    • Leader: Arnhim EUSTACE
    • Seats won in this election: 3
    • Seats won in last election: 8
  • Party: People's Progressive Movement (PPM)
    • Leader: Ken BOYEA
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: 0

Last Parliamentary election:

  • Parliamentary elections were last held on June 15, 1998.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 107,989 (2001)
  • Registered Voters: 84,536 (2001)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 53,566 (2001)

·         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: 5 (following the 2001 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: 16,198 (est.)