ElectionGudie

Nov. 28, 2011 Held

342,126
Voted
Guyana

Cooperative Republic of Guyana

Election for Guyanese National Assembly

Results

69%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:342,126
Valid Votes:342,126
Invalid Votes:None

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

People's Progressive Party 32 - 166,340

48.62%

A Partnership for National Unity 26 - 139,678

40.83%

Alliance For Change 7 - 35,333

10.33%

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.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is indirectly elected by the National Assembly to serve a 5-year term.
  • The Prime Minister is appointed by the president.
  • In the National Assembly 65 members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system to serve 5-year terms.***

*** Votes are tabulated using the Hare quota. 25 seats are divided between 10 geographical constituencies and 40 seats are in one, nation-wide constituency .

Main parties in the electoral race:

** The Partnership for National Unity is an alliance of the People's National Congress, the Guyana Action Party and the Working People's Alliance

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 755,883 (2011)
  • Registered Voters: 475,496 (2011)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 377,749 (2011)

·         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: 21 (following the 2011 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: 113,382 (est.)