ElectionGudie

May 2, 2007 Held

138,800
Voted
Bahamas

Commonwealth of the Bahamas

Election for Bahaman House of Assembly

Results

91%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:138,800
Valid Votes:137,667
Invalid Votes:1,133

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Free National Movement 23 - 68,542

49.90%

Progressive Liberal Party 18 - 64,637

47.00%

Independent Candidates - - 4,296

3.10%

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 Perry CHRISTIE
  • 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 Governor General 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 to serve 5-year terms. In the House of Assembly 40 members are elected by direct popular vote to serve 5-year terms.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Free National Movement (FNM)
    • Leader: Hubert INGRAHAM
    • Seats won in this House of Assembly election: 23
    • Seats won in last House of Assembly election: 7
  • Party: Progressive Liberal Party (PLP)
    • Leader: Perry CHRISTIE
    • Seats won in this House of Assembly election: 18
    • Seats won in last House of Assembly election: 18
  • Party: Bahamas Democratic Movement (BDM)
    • Leader: Cassius STUART
    • Seats won in this House of Assembly election: 0
    • Seats won in last House of Assembly election: 0
  • Party: Independent Candidates
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this House of Assembly election: 0
    • Seats won in last House of Assembly election: 0

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 342,259 (July 2007 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 150,743 (April 2007 )

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 175,061 (2007)

·         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: 5 (following 2007 elections)

·         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: 51,338 (est.)