For a complete list of candidates winning in the Falkland Islands election, visit http://www.falklandnews.com/public/story.cfm?get=6674&source=3
At stake in this election:
- 8 seats in the Legislative Assembly
Description of government structure:
- Chief of State: Queen ELIZABETH II[i]
- Head of Government: Chief Executive Keith PADGETT
- Assembly: Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) has a unicameral Legislative Assembly with 10 seats.
Description of electoral system:
- The Queen is hereditary.
- The Chief Executive is appointed by the governor.
- In the Legislative Assembly, 8 members are elected by block vote to serve 4-year terms and 2 members are appointed ex-officio to serve 4-year terms. There are two electoral districts in the Falkland Islands, with 5 members elected in the Stanley Constituency and 3 for the Camp Constituency. The ex-officio members are the Chief Executive and the Financial Secretary.
Main parties in the electoral race:
- Stanley Constituency: Mike Summers (I), Candy Blackley, John Birmingham, Jan Cheek (I), Barry Elsby (I), Lyn Buckland, Gavin Short (I), Faith Felton, Norman Clark and Michael Poole
- Camp Constituency: Roger Edwards (I), Melanie Gilding, Phyl Rendell, Sharon Halford (I) and Ian Hansen (I)
Population and number of registered voters:
- Population: 2,563 (October 2012)
- Registered Voters: 1,672 (March 2013)
[i] The Queen is represented by the Governor of the Falkland Islands. The current Governor is Nigel HAYWOOD.
[ii] All members are elected as independents, as there are no political parties in the Falkland Islands.
[iii] Incumbent members are denoted with an (I). Dick Sawle is not running for re-election.