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General Election Results - 17 December 2012
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General elections were held in Bermuda on 17 December 2012 for all 36 seats in the House of Assembly using a first-past-the-post system.

Political Parties & Candidates

Nomination Day was 29 November 2012. A total of 87 candidates from two parties contested the election, with the One Bermuda Alliance (OBA) and the Progressive Labour Party (PLP) each presenting a full slate of 36 candidate. There were also 15 independent candidates.

Results

The result was a victory for the One Bermuda Alliance (OBA), which won 19 of the 36 seats in the House of Assembly. Incumbent Premier Paula Cox lost her Devonshire North West seat, and later resigned as leader of the Progressive Labour Party (PLP).

Voter Turnout

Voter turnout was 71.10%

ELECTION SNAPSHOT
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ELECTORAL SYSTEM
System First-past-the-post
Elected Members 36 single-member constituencies
VOTER TURNOUT
Total Valid Votes 30,862
Invalid Votes 174
Total Votes Cast 31,036
Registered Voters 43,652
Voter Turnout 71.10%
   
CRITICAL DATES
Dissolution of House Fri, 9 Nov 2012
Nomination Day Thu, 29 Nov 2012
Polling Day Wed, 12 Dec 2012
First Meeting of Parliament Fri, 8 Feb 2013 Download 2008 Throne Speech
POLITICAL LEADERS
  Photo Paula COX
Progressive Labour Party (PLP)
  Photo Craig CANNONIER
One Bermuda Alliance (OBA)
RELATED RESOURCES
Bermuda Constitution Order (1968) Download report
Parliamentary Election Act (1978) Download report
Parliamentary Election Rules (1979) Download report
BY THE NUMBERS
PLP
36 candidates
17 seats
14,218 votes
(46.0%)
OBA
36 candidates
19 seats
15,949 votes
(51.7%)
OTHERS
Independent Candidates
15 candidates
0 seats
695 votes
(2.3%)
SEATS 19 seats for a majority
PLP 17 seats (-5)
19 seats (+5) OBA
PARTY PLATFORMS View all Members of Parliament of Barbados
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SUMMARY RESULTS
  Party Code Votes Candidates Seats
Total % votes Change Number Change
  Progressive Labour Party PLP 14,218 46.06% -6.38% 36 17 -5
  One Bermuda Alliance Winner OBA 15,949 51.68% +4.34% 36 19 +5
  Independent Candidates IND 695 2.25% +2.04% 15 0 -
  Total   30,862 100% 0% 87 36 -
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SUMMARY BY CONSTITUENCY AND PARTY
Constituency Registered PLP OBA IND Total Valid Invalid Votes Total Votes Turnout
St. George's North 1,193 363 445 54 862 9 871 73.01%
St. George's West 1,280 355 359 214 928 3 931 72.73%
St. David's 1,353 511 384 - 895 2 897 66.30%
St. George's South 1,343 467 515 15 997 12 1,009 75.13%
Hamilton East 1,313 680 270 - 950 10 960 73.12%
Hamilton West 1,182 492 383 - 875 875 74.03%
Hamilton South 1,252 364 569 20 953 1 954 76.20%
Smith's South 1,241 203 706 48 957 1 958 77.20%
Smith's West 1,186 304 595 - 899 899 75.80%
Smith's North 1,206 298 618 - 916 5 921 76.37%
Devonshire East 1,120 340 460 - 800 10 810 72.32%
Devonshire South Central 1,196 112 807 - 919 5 924 77.26%
Devonshire North Central 1,160 411 392 - 803 8 811 69.91%
Devonshire North West 1,155 377 470 - 847 8 855 74.03%
Pembroke East 1,077 525 114 - 639 3 642 59.61%
Pembroke East Central 1,169 588 102 - 690 4 694 59.37%
Pembroke Central 1,111 353 347 - 700 7 707 63.64%
Pembroke West Central 1,179 415 332 87 834 834 70.74%
Pembroke West 1,191 275 530 53 858 858 72.04%
Pembroke South West 1,171 127 654 55 836 3 839 71.65%
Pembroke South East 1,181 385 293 41 719 11 730 61.81%
Paget East 1,289 243 699 - 942 2 944 73.24%
Paget West 1,213 202 676 - 878 6 884 72.88%
Warwick South East 1,203 467 403 9 879 4 883 73.40%
Warwick North East 1,221 386 527 - 913 913 74.77%
Warwick South Central 1,191 507 272 - 779 13 792 66.50%
Warwick North Central 1,203 426 436 22 884 9 893 74.23%
Warwick West 1,250 340 589 - 929 8 937 74.96%
Southampton East 1,217 554 234 - 788 7 795 65.32%
Southampton East Central 1,275 363 559 - 922 4 926 72.63%
Southampton West Central 1,198 284 520 77 881 5 886 73.96%
Southampton West 1,220 534 330 - 864 864 70.82%
Sandys South 1,325 516 397 - 913 10 923 69.66%
Sandys South Central 1,197 563 257 - 820 820 68.50%
Sandys North Central 1,193 489 314 - 803 803 67.31%
Sandys North 1,198 399 391 - 790 4 794 66.28%
Total 43,652 14,218 15,949 695 30,862 174 31,036 71.10%
Key
OBA = One Bermuda Alliance; PLP = Progressive Labour Party; IND = Inpendent candidate; * Incumbent; ** Political Leader
Sources
Bermuda Parliamentary Registry Office
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