ElectionGudie

Nov. 27, 2003 Held

47,488
Voted
Grenada

Grenada

Election for Grenadian House of Representatives

Results

57%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:47,488
Valid Votes:47,239
Invalid Votes:249

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

New National Party 8 - 22,566

47.70%

National Democratic Congress 7 - 21,445

45.44%

Others - - 3,228

6.80%

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 head of state.
  • 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: Dr. Keith MITCHELL
    • Seats won in this House of Representatives election: 8
    • Seats won in last House of Representatives election: 14
  • Party: National Democratic Congress (NDC)
    • Leader: Tillman THOMAS
    • Seats won in this House of Representatives election: 7
    • Seats won in last House of Representatives election: 0

Last Parliamentary election:

  • The last parliamentary elections in Grenada were held on January 18, 1999.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 102,371 (2003)
  • Registered Voters: 82,270 (2003)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 51,611 (2003)

·         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 2003 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: 15,355 (est.)