ElectionGudie

Jan. 15, 2008 Held

149,633
Voted
Barbados

Barbados

Election for Barbadian House of Assembly

Results

63%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:149,633
Valid Votes:148,562
Invalid Votes:1,071

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Democratic Labor Party 20 - 70,124

53.20%

Barbados Labor Party 10 - 61,327

46.50%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 30 seats in the House of Assembly

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: Queen ELIZABETH II *
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Owen Seymour ARTHUR
  • Assembly: Barbados has a bicameral Parliament consisting of the Senate with 21 seats and the House of Assembly with 30 seats.

* The Queen is represented by Governor General Sir Clifford Straughn HUSBANDS.

Description of electoral system:

  • The Queen is N/A N/A.
  • In the Senate 21 members are appointed by the governor-general. In the House of Assembly 30 members are elected by direct vote to serve 5-year terms.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Barbados Labor Party (BLP)
    • Leader: Owen Seymour ARTHUR
    • Seats won in last House of Assembly election: 23
  • Party: Democratic Labor Party (DLP)
    • Leader: David THOMPSON
    • Seats won in last House of Assembly election: 7

Last Parliamentary election:

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 277,315 (2008)
  • Registered Voters: 235,475 (January 2008 )

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 144,219 (2008)

·         Is Barbados a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (24 July 1980)

·         Has Barbados ratified CEDAW: Yes (16 October 1980)

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 3 (following 2008 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 57 (2014)

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

Disability Data:

·         Is Barbados a signatory to CRPD: Yes (19 July 2007)

·         Has Barbados ratified CRPD: Yes (27 February 2013)

·         Population with a disability: 41,597 (est.)