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Caribbean Electoral Systems
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An electoral system organises shapes and governs the process from voting to selection of representatives for the legislature. This module provides an overview of democratic electoral systems.
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Electoral Systems in the Caribbean

Here is a list of the electoral systems used by other Caribbean states.

Country Electoral System Type Number of Reps.
Anguilla first-past-the-post plurality 11
Antigua and Barbuda first-past-the-post plurality 17
Aruba first-past-the-post plurality 21
The Bahamas first-past-the-post plurality 39
Barbados first-past-the-post plurality 30
Belize first-past-the-post plurality 31
Bermuda block plurality 36
British Virgin Islands first-past-the-post plurality 15
Cayman Islands first-past-the-post plurality 19
Cuba two-round system majority 612
Curacao first-past-the-post plurality 21
Dominica first-past-the-post plurality 31
Dominican Republic party list proportional 195
Grenada first-past-the-post plurality 15
Guadeloupe two-round system majority 43
Guyana party list proportional 65
Haiti two-round system majority 99
Jamaica first-past-the-post plurality 63
Martinique two-round system majority 45
Montserrat first-past-the-post plurality 9
Netherlands Antilles party list proportional 27
Puerto Rico first-past-the-post plurality 51
Saint Kitts and Nevis first-past-the-post plurality 15
Saint Lucia first-past-the-post plurality 17+1
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines first-past-the-post plurality 15+8
Suriname party list proportional 51
Trinidad and Tobago first-past-the-post plurality 41
Turks and Caicos Islands first-past-the-post plurality 19
United States Virgin Islands block plurality 15
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