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Dec. 13, 2010 Held

62,993
Voted
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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Election for House of Assembly

Results

62%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:62,993
Valid Votes:62,805
Invalid Votes:188

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Unity Labor Party 8 - 32,099

51.10%

New Democratic Party 7 - 30,568

48.70%

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Green Party - - 138

0.22%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 15 seats in the House of Assembly

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: Queen ELIZABETH II *
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Ralph E. GONSALVES
  • Assembly: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has a unicameral House of Assembly with 21 seats.

* Represented by Governor General Sir Fredrick Nathaniel BALLANTYNE

Description of electoral system:

  • The Queen is hereditary.
  • Prime Minister is appointed by the governor-general.
  • In the House of Assembly, 15 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms and 6 members are appointed by the governor-general to serve 5-year terms.***

*** For the six appointed senators, four are chosen to represent the government and two to represent the opposition.

Main parties in the electoral race:

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 104,217 (July 2010 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 101,067 (December 2010 )