Grenadian general election, 2013

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Grenadian general election, 2013
Grenada
2008 ←
19 February 2013
→ 2018

All 15 seats to the House of Representatives
  First party Second party
 
Leader Keith Mitchell Tillman Thomas
Party NNP NDC
Leader's seat Saint George North West Saint Patrick East
Last election 4 seats, 47.77% 11 seats, 50.97%
Seats won 15 0
Seat change +11 –11

Grenadian general election map, 2013.svg

Colours denote the winning party, as shown in the main table of results.

Prime Minister before election

Tillman Thomas
NDC

Elected Prime Minister

Keith Mitchell
NNP

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General elections were held in Grenada on 19 February 2013.[1] The result was a landslide victory for the opposition New National Party, which won all 15 seats.[2]

Date[edit]

The election date was announced by Prime Minister Tillman Thomas at the National Democratic Congress Party Convention at Sauteurs Bus Station on 13 January 2013.[3]

Electoral system[edit]

The fifteen members of the House of Representatives were elected in single-member constituencies by first-past-the-post voting.[4]

Candidates[edit]

Constituency Candidates Party
St. Patrick East Tillman Thomas National Democratic Congress
Clifton Paul New National Party
Valdon Crosley Paul National United Front
Winston Frederick People United Labour Party
Carriacou and Petite Martinique Randolph Harrison Fleary National Democratic Congress
Elvin Nimrod New National Party
Clint John Movement of Independent Candidates
Town of St. George Franka Bernadine National Democratic Congress
Nickolas Steele New National Party
Standiford Simon Good Old Democratic Party
St. George North East Nazim Burke National Democratic Congress
Tobias Clement New National Party
Lawrence Amadé Movement of Independent Candidates
Oswald Roderick Mc Burnie Grenada United Patriotic Movement
Martin Washington Edwards Grenada Renaissance Party
St. George South Merle Byer National Democratic Congress
Alexandra Otway - Noël New National Party
Glynis Roberts National United Front
St. George South East Randal Robinson National Democratic Congress
Gregory Bowen New National Party
Ferron Curlan Lowe National United Front
Abdurraheem A. Jones Movement of Independent Candidates
St. Andrew South West Sylvester Quarless National Democratic Congress
Yolande Bain-Horsford New National Party
St. Andrew North West Alleyne Walker National Democratic Congress
Delma Thomas New National Party
St. David Adrian Thomas National Democratic Congress
Oliver Joseph New National Party
Justin Mc Burnie Good Old Democratic Party
Raphael Victor Baptiste Independent
St. Andrew North East Terry Hillaire National Democratic Congress
Roland Bhola New National Party
Raleigh W. Date Independent
St. George North West Ali Dowden National Democratic Congress
Keith Mitchell New National Party
Oswald Peter Grenada United Patriotic Movement
Desmond Cuthbert Sandy Grenada Renaissance Party
St. Patrick West Joseph Andall National Democratic Congress
Anthony Boatswain New National Party
St. John George Vincent National Democratic Congress
Alvin DaBreo New National Party
Lyntoria Welch Grenada Renaissance Party
St. Mark Denneth Modeste National Democratic Congress
Clarice Modeste-Curwen New National Party
St. Andrew South East Patrick Simmons National Democratic Congress
Emmalin Pierre New National Party
Source: Grenada Broadcast

Results[edit]

e • d Summary of the 19 February 2013 Grenadan House of Representatives election results
Party Votes % Seats +/–
New National Party 32,031 58.82 15 +11
National Democratic Congress 22,160 40.69 0 –11
National United Front 186 0.34 0 New
Movement of Independent Candidates 22 0.04 0 New
Good Old Democratic Party 14 0.03 0 0
Grenada Renaissance Party 13 0.02 0 New
Grenada United Patriotic Movement 13 0.02 0 New
People United Labour Party 11 0.02 0 New
Independents 5 0.01 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 64
Total 54,524 100 15 0
Registered voters/turnout 62,243 87.60
Source: Grenada Broadcast

Observers' report[edit]

The preliminary report from invited Organisation of American States election observers was positive regarding the "civil and peaceful" election and its high turnout.[5] The observers noted minor bureaucratic problems, and recommended greater enactment of campaign finance regulations.[5] The observers also noted that women were under-represented in the list of candidates (9 of 48) and elected representatives (4 of 15).[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grenada to Hold Elections Feb. 19". Caribbean Journal. 2013-01-13. Retrieved 2013-01-14. 
  2. ^ Grenada Election Landslide Carib Arena, 20 February 2013
  3. ^ "PM THOMAS ANNOUNCES FEBRUARY 19 ELECTION DATE". Barnacle. 2013-01-13. Retrieved 2013-01-14. 
  4. ^ Election Profile IFES
  5. ^ a b c "PRELIMINARY STATEMENT OF THE OAS ELECTORAL OBSERVATION MISSION". Grenada Broadcast. February 20, 2013. Retrieved February 25, 2013.