ElectionGudie

March 12, 2009 Confirmed

52,183
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 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 )