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Country Profile Antigua and Barbuda
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Area: 442 sq km (170 sq miles) | Population: 83,000 (UN, 2009)
Capital City: St. John's
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Head of State Inherited monarchy with a Governor General appointed by the British Monarch
Head of Government Prime Minister is appointed by the Governor General
Structure of Parliament Bicameral Parliament consisting of the Senate with 17 seats and the House of Representatives with 17 seats.
Electoral Law 31 October 1975; Last amendment: Representation of the People (Amendment) Acts of 2001 and 2002.
Constituencies 17 single-member constituencies
Voting System The monarchy is hereditary. In the Senate 17 members are elected by the governor-general. In the House of Representatives 17 members are elected by proportional representation to serve 5-year terms.
Term of Office 5 years
Voter Requirements - age: 18 years
- citizens of Antigua and Barbuda
- citizens of the Commonwealth who have legally resided in the country for at least three years immediately preceding the qualifying date and who have met the relevant residency requirements
- residence in the constituency for at least one month immediately preceding the qualifying date.
Candidate Eligibility and Requirements - qualified voters
- age: 21 years
- citizens of Antigua and Barbuda
- residence in the country for a minimum of 12 months immediately preceding the elections
- ability to speak and, unless incapacitated by blindness or other physical condition, to read the English language with sufficient proficiency
- ineligibility: allegiance to a foreign State, undischarged bankruptcy, insanity, death sentence or imprisonment for more than one year, electoral offences or certain crimes within the preceding 10 years
- nomination by individuals or political parties
Electoral Authority Electoral Commission
Last Elections 12 March 2009
Next Elections March 2014
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Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party (ABLP) [Gaston BROWNE]
Barbuda People's Movement or BPM [Thomas H. FRANK]
Barbuda People's Movement for Change [Arthur NIBBS]
Barbudans for a Better Barbuda [Ordrick SAMUEL]
United Progressive Party or UPP [Baldwin SPENCER]
United National Democratic Party (UNDP)
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Year Specific Date Election Type View Results Source
1971 11 February 1971 Parliamentary View results CaribbeanElections.com
1976 18 February 1976 Parliamentary View results CaribbeanElections.com
1980 24 April 1980 Parliamentary View results CaribbeanElections.com
1984 17 April 1984 Parliamentary View results CaribbeanElections.com
1989 9 March 1989 Parliamentary View results CaribbeanElections.com
1994 8  March 1994 Parliamentary View results CaribbeanElections.com
1999 9 March 1999 Parliamentary View results CaribbeanElections.com
2004 23 March 2004 Parliamentary View results CaribbeanElections.com
2009 12 March 2009 Parliamentary View results CaribbeanElections.com
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