ElectionGudie

Dec. 11, 2006 Held

77,487
Voted
Saint Lucia

Saint Lucia

Election for Saint Lucian House of Representatives

Results

57%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:77,487
Valid Votes:75,756
Invalid Votes:1,731

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

United Workers Party 11 - 38,894

51.34%

Saint Lucia Labor Party 6 - 36,604

48.32%

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 Kenneth Davis ANTHONY
  • Assembly: Saint Lucia has a bicameral Parliament consisting of the Senate with 11 seats and the House of Representatives with 17 seats.

* The Queen is represented by Governor General Dame Pearlette LOUISY.

Description of electoral system:

  • The Queen is the hereditary head of state.
  • The Prime Minister is appointed by the governor-general.
  • In the Senate 11 members are appointed to serve 5-year terms*. In the House of Representatives 17 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms.

* In the Senate, 11 members are appointed to serve 5-year terms (6 on the advice of the prime minister, 3 on the advice of the leader of the opposition, and 2 after consultation with religious, economic, and social groups).

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Saint Lucia Labor Party (SLP)
    • Leader: Kenneth ANTHONY
    • Seats won in last House of Representatives election: 14
  • Party: United Workers Party (UWP)
    • Leader: Sir John COMPTON
    • Seats won in last House of Representatives election: 3

Last Parliamentary election:

  • Elections to the House of Assembly were last held on 3 December 2001.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 167,656 (2006)
  • Registered Voters: 135,958 (November 2006)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 85,554 (2006)

·         Is Saint Lucia a signatory to CEDAW: No

·         Has Saint Lucia ratified CEDAW: Yes, accession (8 October 1982)

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 1 (House of Assembly) following the 2006 elections

·         Human Development Index Position: 89 (2014)

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

Disability Data:

·         Is Saint Lucia a signatory to CRPD: Yes (22 September 2011)

·         Has Saint Lucia ratified CRPD: No

·         Population with a disability: 25,148 (est.)