ElectionGudie

May 24, 2018 Held

153,745
Voted
Barbados

Barbados

Election for Barbadian House of Assembly

Results

60%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:153,745
Valid Votes:153,745
Invalid Votes:0

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Barbados Labor Party 30 - 111,968

72.83%

Democratic Labour Party - - 33,985

22.10%

Solutions Barbados - - 4,188

2.72%

United Progressive Party - - 1,965

1.28%

Independents - - 1,059

0.69%

Coalition of United Parties - - 580

0.38%

More Info:

Barbados: House of Assembly, 24 May 2018

At stake in this election:

  • 30 seats in the House of Assembly

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: Queen ELIZABETH II *
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Freundel STUART**
  • Assembly: Barbados has a bicameral Parliament consisting of the Senate with 21 seats and the House of Assembly with 30 seats.

* The Queen is represented by Governor General Sir Eliot BELGRAVE

** New Prime Minister Mia MOTTLEY was sworn in 25 May, following this election

Description of electoral system:

  • The Queen is hereditary head of state.
  • In the Senate 21 members are appointed by the governor-general. In the House of Assembly 30 members are elected by direct vote to serve 5-year terms.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Barbados Labor Party (BLP)
    • Leader: Mia MOTTLEY
    • Seats won in last House of Assembly election: 14
  • Party: Democratic Labor Party (DLP)
    • Leader: Freundel STUART
    • Seats won in last House of Assembly election: 16
  • United Progressive Party (UPP)
    • Leader: Lynette EASTMOND
    • Seats won in last House of Assembly election: 0
  • Coalition of United Parties (CUP)*
    • Leader: Alex MITCHELL (BFP) and Mark ADAMSON (PDC)
    • Seats won in last House of Assembly election: 0
  • Solutions Barbados
    • Leader: Grenville PHILLIPS II
    • Seats won in last House of Assembly election: 0

* The Coalition of United Parties is comprised of two parties: The People's Democratic Congress (PDC) and the Bajan Free Party (BFP)

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 282,503 (2013)
  • Registered Voters: 235,510 (January 2008 )

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 147,052 (2013)

·         Is Barbados a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (24 July 1980)

·         Has Barbados ratified CEDAW: Yes (16 October 1980)

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 5 (following 2013 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 57 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A

Disability Data:

·         Is Barbados a signatory to CRPD: Yes (19 July 2007)

·         Has Barbados ratified CRPD: Yes (27 February 2013)

·         Population with a disability: 442,375 (est.)