At stake in this election:
- 15 seats in the House of Representatives
Description of government structure:
- Chief of State: Queen ELIZABETH II *
- Head of Government: Prime Minister Keith MITCHELL
- Assembly: Grenada has a bicameral Parliament consisting of the Senate with 13 seats and the House of Representatives with 15 seats.
* The monarchy is hereditary.
The Queen is represented by Governor General Daniel WILLIAMS.
Description of electoral system:
- The Queen is hereditary head of state.
- In the Senate 10 members are appointed to serve 5-year terms*. In the House of Representatives 15 members are elected by popular vote to serve 5-year terms.
* In the Senate, 10 members are appointed by the government and 3 members are chosen by the opposition party to serve 5-year terms.
Main parties in the electoral race:
- Party: New National Party (NNP)
- Leader: Dr. Keith MITCHELL
- Seats won in this House of Representatives election: 8
- Seats won in last House of Representatives election: 14
- Party: National Democratic Congress (NDC)
- Leader: Tillman THOMAS
- Seats won in this House of Representatives election: 7
- Seats won in last House of Representatives election: 0
Last Parliamentary election:
- The last parliamentary elections in Grenada were held on January 18, 1999.
Population and number of registered voters:
- Population: 102,371 (2003)
- Registered Voters: 82,270 (2003)
· Female Population: 51,611 (2003)
· Is Grenada a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (17 July 1980)
· Has Grenada ratified CEDAW: Yes (30 August 1990)
· Gender Quota: No
· Female candidates in this election: Yes
· Number of Female Parliamentarians: 4 (House of Representatives) following the 2003 elections
· Human Development Index Position: 79 (2014)
· Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A
· Is Grenada a signatory to CRPD: Yes (12 July 2010)
· Has Grenada ratified CRPD: Yes (27 August 2014)
· Population with a disability: 15,355 (est.)