ElectionGudie

March 23, 2004 Confirmed

43,459
Registered to Vote
Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda

Election for Antiguan and Barbudan Senate

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 James B. CARLISLE.

Description of electoral system:

  • The Queen is hereditary N/A.
  • 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:

  • Party: United Progressive Party (UPP)
    Leader: Baldwin SPENCER
    Seats won in this House of Representatives election: 12
    Seats won in last House of Representatives election: 4
  • Party: Antigua Labour Party (ALP)
    Leader: Lester Bryant BIRD
    Seats won in this House of Representatives election: 4
    Seats won in last House of Representatives election: 12
  • Party: Others
    Leader: N/A
    Seats won in this House of Representatives election: 0
    Seats won in last House of Representatives election: 0

Last Parliamentary election:

  • Parliamentary elections were last held on March 9, 1999.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 67,897 (July 2003 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 43,459 ( 2003 )