House of Assembly of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

House of Assembly of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
9th Vincentian Assembly
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Type
Type
HousesHouse of Assembly
Leadership
Rochelle Forde, ULP
since 20 November 2020
Ralph Gonsalves, ULP
since 28 March 2001
Godwin Friday, NDP
since 18 November 2016
Structure
Seats21 members (+1 speaker)
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House political groups
His Majesty's Government (10)

His Majesty's Loyal Opposition (6)

  •   NDP (6)

Senators (6)

  •   Pro-government senators (4)
  •   Pro-opposition senators (2)
Elections
Plurality voting for MPs. All senators are appointed by the Governor-General.
House last election
5 November 2020
Website
www.assembly.gov.vc

The House of Assembly of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is the unicameral legislature of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

The House has a total of 23 members:[1]

  • Fifteen represent single member constituencies and are elected using plurality voting, also known as "first past the post".
  • Six are known as senators, and are appointed by the Governor-General. Four senators are appointed to represent the government and two to represent the opposition.
  • One member is the attorney-general, who is appointed
  • One member is the speaker, who is elected by the government members of the House, in consultation with the Opposition.[1]

The most recent elections to the House of Assembly were held on 05 November 2020. The incumbent Unity Labour Party (ULP) was returned to office for an unprecedented fifth consecutive term, winning nine (9) out of fifteen (15) seats.[2] The New Democratic Party (NDP) won the remaining six seats and formed the opposition.[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Assembly homepage
  2. ^ a b "ULP wins 5 in a row – iWitness News". www.iwnsvg.com.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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