ElectionGudie

March 9, 1999 Held

33,318
Voted
Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda

Election for Antiguan and Barbudan House of Representatives

Results

63%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:33,318
Valid Votes:33,091
Invalid Votes:227

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Antigua Labour Party 12 17,417

52.63%

United Progressive Party 4 14,817

44.78%

Other parties and independent candidates - - 439

0.01%

Barbuda People's Movement 1 418

1.26%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 17 seats in the House of Representatives

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: Queen ELIZABETH II *
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Lester Bryant BIRD
  • Assembly: Antigua and Barbuda has a bicameral Parliament consisting of the Senate with 17 seats and the House of Representatives with 17 seats.

* The Queen is represented by Governor-General James B. CARLISLE.

Description of electoral system:

  • The Queen is hereditary N/A.
  • In the Senate 17 members are appointed to serve 5-year terms*. In the House of Representatives 17 members are elected by simple majority vote in single-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms.**

* In the Senate, 17 members are appointed by the governor general to serve 5-year terms.

** One House of Representatives seat is reserved for the island of Barbuda.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Antigua Labour Party (ALP)
    • Leader: Lester Bryant BIRD
    • Seats won in this House of Representatives election: 12
    • Seats won in last House of Representatives election: 11
  • Party: United Progressive Party (UPP)
    • Leader: Baldwin SPENCER
    • Seats won in this House of Representatives election: 4
    • Seats won in last House of Representatives election: 5
  • Party: Barbuda People's Movement (BPM)
    • Leader: Thomas Hilbourne FRANK
    • Seats won in this House of Representatives election: 1
    • Seats won in last House of Representatives election: 1
  • Party: Other parties and independent candidates
    • 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:

  • Parliamentary elections were last held on March 9, 1994.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 64,006 (July 1998 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 52,385 (1999)