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House of Assembly of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

House of Assembly of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
8th Vincentian Assembly
Type
Type
Houses House of Assembly
Leadership
Hon. Hendrick Alexander MP
Structure
Seats 21 Assemblymen
House political groups

Her Majesty's Government

  •      ULP (8)

HM Loyal Opposition

  •      NDP (7)

Other Members of the Assembly

  •      Government Senators (4)
  •      Opposition Senators (2)
Elections
Plurality Voting for MPs. All Senators are appointed by the Governor-General.
House last election
13 December 2010

The House of Assembly of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is a unicameral legislature that serves as the legislative body for Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

The House has a total of 23 members.[1] 15 represent single member constituencies and are elected using plurality voting, also known as "first past the post". Six are known as Senators, and are appointed by the Governor-General. Four senators are appointed to represent the government and two to represent the opposition. The remaining two are the attorney-general, who is appointed, and the speaker, who is elected by the government members of the House, in consultation with the Opposition.[1]

The most recent elections to the House of Assembly were held on 13 December 2010. The incumbent Unity Labour Party (ULP) was returned to office winning eight out of 15 seats.[2][3] The New Democratic Party (NDP) won the remaining seven seats.[2][3]

 Summary of the 13 December 2010 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines House of Assembly election results
Parties Votes % Seats
Unity Labour Party 32,099 51.11 8
New Democratic Party 30,568 48.67 7
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Green Party 138 0.22
Total valid votes (turnout: 62.33%) 62,805 100.00 15
Invalid votes 188
Total votes 62,993
Registered voters 101,067
Source: Election 2010

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Assembly homepage
  2. ^ a b Ralph Gonsalves retains power in St Vincent - Caribbean360
  3. ^ a b [2]

External links

  • Official website
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