ElectionGudie

May 2, 2002 Held

130,536
Voted
Bahamas

Commonwealth of the Bahamas

Election for Bahaman House of Assembly

Results

89%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:130,536
Valid Votes:129,194
Invalid Votes:1,342

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Progressive Liberal Party 29 66,901

51.80%

Free National Movement 7 52,807

40.90%

Other Parties 4 9,486

7.30%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 40 seats in the House of Assembly

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: Queen ELIZABETH II *
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Hubert Alexander INGRAHAM
  • Assembly: Bahamas has a bicameral Parliament consisting of the Senate with 16 seats and the House of Assembly with 40 seats.

* The Queen is represented by Dame Ivy DUMONT.

Description of electoral system:

  • The Queen is N/A N/A.
  • In the Senate 16 members are appointed by the governor-general. In the House of Assembly 40 members are elected by direct popular vote.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Free National Movement (FNM)
    • Leader: Orville A. Thompson TURNQUEST
    • Seats won in this House of Assembly election: 7
    • Seats won in last House of Assembly election: 35
  • Party: Progressive Liberal Party (PLP)
    • Leader: Perry Gladstone CHRISTIE
    • Seats won in this House of Assembly election: 29
    • Seats won in last House of Assembly election: 5
  • Party: Other Parties
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this House of Assembly election: 4
    • Seats won in last House of Assembly election: N/A

Last Parliamentary election:

  • Parliamentary elections were last held March 14, 1997.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 309,170 (est.)
  • Registered Voters: 144,758 (2002)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 158,652 (2002)

·         Is Bahamas a signatory to CEDAW: No

·         Has Bahamas ratified CEDAW: Yes, accession (6 October 1993)

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 8 (as of 2002 election)

·         Human Development Index Position: 55 (2014)

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

Disability Data:

·         Is Bahamas a signatory to CRPD: Yes (24 September 2013)

·         Has Bahamas ratified CRPD: Yes (28 September 2015)

·         Population with a disability: 46,375 (est.)