Nov. 4, 2021 Held

Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

Falkland Islands (Malvinas)

Election for Falkland Legislative Assembly


Results Notes

Voters could cast multiple votes: 5 for those residing in Stanley and 3 for those residing in Camp. Therefore, total votes cast (4,963) exceeded the number of registered voters (1,569). Of the total votes, 4,957 were valid and 6 were invalid.

Election Results Modified: Feb 05, 2024

General Information

At Stake in this Election:        

  • Eight seats in the Falkland Islands Legislative Assembly 

Government Structure: 

  • Chief of State: Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952); represented by Governor Nigel PHILLIPS (since 12 September 2017)  
  • Head of Government: Chief Executive Andy KEELING (since April 2021) 
  • Assembly: The Legislative Assembly of the Falkland Islands is a unicameral body chaired by the Speaker, also consisting of eight elected members, two ex officio members (the Chief Executive and Financial Secretary), and the Clerk of the Assembly. [1] 

Electoral System:[2][3][4]

  • As an Overseas Territory of the United Kingdom, the British monarch serves as head of state and is hereditarily appointed. The Governor of the Falkland Islands serves as the representative of the British Crown and acts as the islands’ de facto head of state. 
  • The Chief Executive of the Falkland Islands is appointed by the Governor on the advice of the eight elected member of the Legislative Assembly. 
  • The Legislative Assembly consists of eleven members, of which eight are elected to four-year terms using a block voting system. Members run for office in one of two electoral districts, Stanley and Camp. Five seats are reserved for Members from Stanley while three seats are reserved for Members representing Camp. 

Last Election: 

  • The previous election was held on 9 November 2017. [5] 
  • Voter turnout was 80 percent in Stanley and 86 percent in Camp. [6]

Main Parties in this Election:  [7]

  • There are no active political parties operating in the Falkland Islands. All candidates running in Legislative Assembly elections do so independently. 
  • Eleven candidates ran for election in Stanley, while four candidates ran for election in Camp.  

Population and Registered Voters: 

  • Population: 3,533 (2021) [8]
  • Registered Voters: 1,592 (2020) [9]

Gender Data: 

  • Female Population: N/A 
  • Are the Falkland Islands* a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (22 July 1981) [10] 
  • Have the Falkland Islands ratified CEDAW: Yes (7 April 1986) [11]
  • Gender Quota: No 
  • Female candidates in this election: Five out of fifteen candidates are women. [12] 
  • Number of Female Legislators: Two out of eight seats [13]
  • Human Development Index (HDI) Position: Rank 19 at 0.933 (2008) [14] 
  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A

*As a British Oversees Territory, the United Kingdom retains control over the foreign policy of the Falkland Islands, including the agreement of international treaties. 

Election Modified: Feb 05, 2024

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