ElectionGudie

Nov. 5, 2020 Confirmed

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Election for Saint Vincentian House of Assembly

More Info:

At Stake in this Election:       

  • 15 seats in the House of Assembly

 

Government Structure:

  • Chief of State: Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 2952); represented by Governor General Dame Susan DOUGAN (since 1 August 2019)
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Ralph E. GONSALVES (since 29 March 2001)
  • Assembly: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has a unicameral House of Assembly composed of 21 seats with members serving 5-year terms. There are also 2 ex officio representatives, the Attorney General and the Speaker.

 

Electoral System:

  • In the House of Assembly, 15 members are directly elected in single-seat constituencies by simple majority vote and 6 members are appointed by the Governor General.

 

Main Parties in this Election:                    

  • Unity Labor Party (ULP)
    • Leader: Ralph GONSALVES
    • Seats won in last election: 8
  • New Democratic Party (NDP)
    • Leader: Godwin FRIDAY
    • Seats won in last election: 7

 

Population and Registered Voters:

  • Population: 101,390 (June 2020 est.)[1]
  • Registered Voters: 89,527 (2016 est.)[2]

 

Gender Data:

  • Female Population: 49,801 (June 2020 est.)[3]
  • Is Saint Vincent and the Grenadines a signatory to CEDAW: N/A
  • Has Saint Vincent and the Grenadines ratified CEDAW: Yes, accession (4 August 1981)
  • Gender Quota: No
  • Female Candidates in this election: N/A
  • Number of Female Legislators: 3 (as of 2020)[4]
  • Human Development Index (HDI) Position: 94[5]
  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A

 

Disability Data:

  • Is Saint Vincent and the Grenadines a signatory to CRPD: N/A
  • Has Saint Vincent and the Grenadines ratified CRPD: Yes (29 October 2010)
  • Population with a disability: 15,394[6]
 

[1] https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/vc.html

[2] https://www.idea.int/data-tools/country-view/299/40

[3] Ibid.

[4] https://data.ipu.org/women-ranking?month=6&year=2020

[5] http://hdr.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/VCT

[6] http://www.electionaccess.org/en/resources/countries/VC/all/