ElectionGudie

Aug. 28, 2006 Held

338,839
Voted
Guyana

Cooperative Republic of Guyana

Election for Guyanese National Assembly

Results

68%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:338,839
Valid Votes:333,788
Invalid Votes:5,051

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

People's Progressive Party/Civic 36 - 183,867

54.60%

People's National Congress/Reform – One Guyana 22 - 114,608

34.00%

Alliance For Change 5 - 28,366

8.50%

Guyana Action Party/Rise Organize and Rebuild Guyana 1 - 4,249

1.27%

The United Force 1 - - 2,694

0.80%

Justice For All Party - - 2,571

0.80%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 65 seats in the National Assembly

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Bharrat JAGDEO *
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Samuel HINDS
  • Assembly: Guyana has a unicameral National Assembly with 65 seats.

* The President is elected by simple majority vote as the designated candidate of a party list in parliamentary elections; there are no term limits.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by simple majority vote.
  • In the National Assembly, 25 members are elected in multi-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms and 40 members are elected through a party-list proportional representation system to serve 5-year terms.***

*** The Guyana Election Commission (GECOM) can allocate "overhang seats" to top vote-getters of proportional representation votes at national level to remove the advantage that a party would win through a disproportional number of constituency seats.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: People's Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C)
    • Leader: Bharrat JAGDEO
    • Seats won in last election: 34
  • Party: People's National Congress/Reform

Population and Registered Voters:

  • Population:  
  • Registered voters:

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 371,617 (2001)

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

·         Has Guyana ratified CEDAW: Yes (17 July 1980)

·         Gender Quota: Yes

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 13 (following the 2001 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 124 (2014)

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

Disability Data:

·         Is Guyana a signatory to CRPD: Yes (11 April 2007)

·         Has Guyana ratified CRPD: Yes (10 September 2014)

·         Population with a disability: 111,474 (est.)