ElectionGudie

May 21, 2003 Confirmed

218,811
Registered to Vote
Barbados

Barbados

Election for Barbadian Senate

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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 ARTHUR
    Seats won in this House of Assembly election: 23
    Seats won in last House of Assembly election: 26
  • Party: Democratic Labor Party (DLP)
    Leader: Clyde MASCOLL
    Seats won in this House of Assembly election: 7
    Seats won in last House of Assembly election: 2
  • Party: Independents
    Leader: N/A
    Seats won in this House of Assembly election: 0
    Seats won in last House of Assembly election: N/A

Last Parliamentary election:

  • Parliamentary elections were last held on January 20, 1999.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 276,607 (July 2002 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 218,811 ( 2002 )