ElectionGudie

March 12, 2009 Held

41,886
Voted
Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda

Election for Antiguan and Barbudan House of Representatives

Results

80%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:41,886
Valid Votes:41,685
Invalid Votes:201

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

United Progressive Party 9 - 21,239

50.70%

Antigua Labour Party 7 - 19,657

46.90%

Others - - 516

1.30%

Barbuda People's Movement 1 - - 474

1.10%

Organisation for National Development - - 119

0.28%

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 Baldwin SPENCER
  • 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 Louisse LAKE-TACK.

Description of electoral system:

  • The Queen is hereditary N/A.
  • Prime Minister is appointed by the governor-general.
  • 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.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Coalition: United Progressive Party (UPP)*
    • Leader: Baldwin SPENCER
    • Seats won in this House of Representatives election: 9
    • Seats won in last House of Representatives election: 12
  • Party: Antigua Labour Party (ALP)
    • Leader: Lester Bryant BIRD
    • Seats won in this House of Representatives election: 7
    • Seats won in last House of Representatives election: 4
  • Party: Barbuda People's Movement (BPM)
    • Leader: Thomas H. FRANK
    • Seats won in this House of Representatives election: 1
    • Seats won in last House of Representatives election: N/A
  • Party: Organisation for National Development (OND)
    • Leader: Glentis GOODWIN
    • Seats won in this House of Representatives election: 0
    • Seats won in last House of Representatives election: N/A
  • Party: Others
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this House of Representatives election: 0
    • Seats won in last House of Representatives election: N/A

* UPP is a coalition of three parties - Antigua Caribbean Liberation Movement (ACLM), Progressive Labor Movement (PLM), and United National Democratic Party (UNDP).

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 84,522 (July 2008 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 52,183 (March 2009 )