ElectionGudie

Dec. 7, 2005 Held

57,968
Voted
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Election for Saint Vincentian House of Assembly

Results

63%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:57,968
Valid Votes:57,630
Invalid Votes:338

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Unity Labor Party 12 - 31,848

55.26%

New Democratic Party 3 - - 25,748

44.68%

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Green Party - - 34

0.06%

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 Ralph E. GONSALVES
  • Assembly: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has a unicameral House of Assembly with 21 seats.

* Represented by Governor General Sir Fredrick Nathaniel BALLANTYNE since 2001.

Description of electoral system:

  • The Queen is N/A N/A.
  • In the House of Assembly, 15 members are elected by popular vote to serve 5-year terms and 6 members are appointed. 

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Coalition: Unity Labor Party (ULP)*
    • Leader: Ralph GONSALVES
    • Seats won in this election: 12
    • Seats won in last election: 12
  • Party: New Democratic Party (NDP)
    • Leader: Arnhim EUSTACE
    • Seats won in this election: 3
    • Seats won in last election: 3
  • Party: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Green Party
    • Leader: Ivan O'NEAL
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: 0

* ULP is a coalition of the Saint Vincent Labor Party (SVLP) and the Movement for National Unity (MNU).

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 108,749 (2005)
  • Registered Voters: 91,045 (2005)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 53,833 (2005)

·         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: 4 (following the 2005 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: 16,312 (est.)