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Dec. 9, 2015 Held

65,706
Voted
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Election for Saint Vincentian House of Assembly

Results

73%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:65,706
Valid Votes:65,504
Invalid Votes:202

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Unity Labor Party 8 - 34,246

52.30%

New Democratic Party 7 - 31,027

47.40%

Democratic Republican Party - - 154

0.20%

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Green Party - - 77

0.10%

More Info:

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: Legislative Election, 9 December 2015

At stake in this election:

  • 15 seats in the House of Assembly

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 2952); represented by Governor General Sir Frederick Nathaniel BALLANTYNE (since 2 September 2002)
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Ralph E. GONSALVES (since 29 March 2001)
  • Assembly: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines ahs a unicameral House of Assembly composed of 21 seats with members serving 5-year terms. There are also 2 ex officio representatives, the Attorney General and the Speaker.

Description of electoral system:

  • In the House of Assembly, 15 members are directly elected in single-seat constituencies by simple majority vote and 6 members are appointed by the governor general.

Last Election:

  • Elections for the House of Assembly were last held on 13 December 2010. In that election, the Unity Labor Party won 8 seats with 51.10% of the vote, while the New Democratic Party won 7 seats with 48.70%.

Main candidates in the election:

  • Unity Labor Party (ULP)[1]
    • Leader: Ralph GONSALVES
    • Seats won in last election: 8
  • New Democratic Party (NDP)
    • Leader: Arnhim EUSTACE
    • Seats won in last election: 7
  • Democratic Republican Party (DRP)
    • Leader: Anesia BAPTISTE
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • SVG Green Party
    • Leader: Ivan O’NEAL
    • Seats won in last election: N/A

Population and number of registered voters:

·         Population: 102,627 (July 2015 est.)

·         Registered Voters: 89,527 (2015)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 50,433 (July 2015 est.)

·         Is Saint Vincent and the Grenadines a signatory to CEDAW: N/A

·         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: 2 (9.52%)[2]

·         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: N/A

·         Has Saint Vincent and the Grenadines ratified CRPD: Yes (29 October 2010)

·         Population with a disability: 15,394

 

 

 

[1] The Unity Labor Party is a coalition formed by the Saint Vincent Labor Party and the Movement for National Unity.

[2] There are two female senators currently serving in the Assembly. The Attorney General is also female, but this position is technically not a member of the House of Assembly.