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British Virgin Islands General Election Results - 12 November 1990

General Elections were held in the British Virgin Islands on 12 November 1990 for all nine seats in the Legislative Council.

Electoral System

The British Virgin Islands elects on territorial level to a unicameral legislature. The Legislative Council consists of 11 members; nine elected representatives for a four-year term, the Attorney General (non-voting, ex officio member) and one elected Speaker.

Political Parties & Candidates

Four political parties contested the election - the incumbent Virgin Islands Party (VIP) led by Chief Minister Lavity Stoutt; the BVI United Party (UP) led by Conrad Maduro (which fielded six candidates); the newly formed Progressive People's Democratic Party (PPDP) led by former Chief Minister Willard Wheatley (which fielded five candidates); and the newly formed Independent People's Movement (IPM) which fielded only two candidates.

Results

The result was a decisive victory for the incumbent Virgin Islands Party (VIP) led by Chief Minister Lavity Stoutt.

Voter Turnout

Voter turnout was 69.4%.

 

ELECTORAL SYSTEM
System First-past-the-post
Elected Members 9 single-member constituencies
CRITICAL DATES
Dissolution of House -
Nomination Day Thu, 1 Nov 1990
Polling Day Mon, 12 Nov 1990
First Meeting of Parliament -
POLITICAL LEADERS
  Photo H. Lavity STOUTT
Virgin Islands Party (VIP)
  Photo Conrad MADURO
BVI United Party (UP)
  Photo Walwyn BREWLEY
Progressive People's Democratic Party (PPDP)
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