ElectionGudie

Jan. 18, 1999 Held

41,753
Voted
Grenada

Grenada

Election for Grenadian House of Representatives

Results

56%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:41,753
Valid Votes:41,548
Invalid Votes:205

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

New National Party 15 25,850

62.22%

National Democratic Congress - - 10,337

24.88%

Grenada United Labour Party - - 4,998

12.03%

Other parties and independents - - 363

0.87%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 15 seats in the House of Representatives

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: Queen ELIZABETH II *
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Keith MITCHELL
  • Assembly: Grenada has a bicameral Parliament consisting of the Senate with 13 seats and the House of Representatives with 15 seats.

* The monarchy is hereditary.
The Queen is represented by Governor General Daniel WILLIAMS.

Description of electoral system:

  • The Queen is hereditary N/A.
  • In the Senate 10 members are appointed to serve 5-year terms*. In the House of Representatives 15 members are elected by popular vote to serve 5-year terms.

* In the Senate, 10 members are appointed by the government and 3 members are chosen by the opposition party to serve 5-year terms.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: New National Party (NNP)
    • Leader: Keith MITCHELL
    • Seats won in this House of Representatives election: 15
    • Seats won in last House of Representatives election: 8
  • Party: National Democratic Congress (NDC)
    • Leader: Joan PURCELL
    • Seats won in this House of Representatives election: 0
    • Seats won in last House of Representatives election: 5
  • Party: Grenada United Labour Party (GULP)
    • Leader: Raphael FLETCHER
    • Seats won in this House of Representatives election: 0
    • Seats won in last House of Representatives election: 2
  • Party: Other parties and independents
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this House of Representatives election: 0
    • Seats won in last House of Representatives election: N/A

Last Parliamentary election:

  • Legislative elections were last held on June 20, 1995.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 101,441 (1999)
  • Registered Voters: 73,682 (1999)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 51,301 (1999)

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

·         Has Grenada ratified CEDAW: Yes (30 August 1990)

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 4 (House of Representatives) following the 1999 elections

·         Human Development Index Position: 79 (2014)

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

Disability Data:

·         Is Grenada a signatory to CRPD: Yes (12 July 2010)

·         Has Grenada ratified CRPD: Yes (27 August 2014)

·         Population with a disability: 15,216 (est.)