ElectionGudie

Dec. 18, 2007 Held

42,337
Registered to Vote
Bermuda

Bermuda

Election for Senate

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 36 seats in the House of Assembly

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: Queen ELIZABETH II *
  • Head of Government: Premier Ewart BROWN
  • Assembly: Bermuda has a bicameral Parliament consisting of the Senate with 11 seats and the House of Assembly with 36 seats.

* The Queen is represented by Governor Sir Richard GOZNEY.

Description of electoral system:

  • The Queen is N/A N/A.
  • In the Senate 11 members are appointed to serve 5-year terms*. In the House of Assembly 36 members are elected by popular vote to serve 5-year terms.

* Members of the Senate are appointed by the governor, the premier and members of the opposition parties.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: United Bermuda Party (UBP)
    Leader: Michael DUNKLEY
    Seats won in this House of Assembly election: 14
    Seats won in last House of Assembly election: 14
  • Party: Progressive Labour Party (PLP)
    Leader: Ewart BROWN
    Seats won in this House of Assembly election: 22
    Seats won in last House of Assembly election: 22

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 66,536 (July 2008 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 42,337 (November 2007 )