Antigua and Barbuda general election, 1994

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General elections were held in Antigua and Barbuda on 8 March 1994.[1] They were won by the governing Antigua Labour Party, under the leadership of Lester Bird. Bird had been appointed leader of the ALP before the election, after his father and predecessor Vere Bird announced his intention to retire. Lester Bird became Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda after the general election. Voter turnout was 62.3%.[1] This was the first election contested by the United Progressive Party, under future Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer.

The elections were described as neither free nor fair, as they were marred by several problems, including failing to guarantee a secret ballot, a deficient registration process open to abuse, and the inflation of the voter registry by 25% with the names of deceased people or emigrants.[2]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/-
Antigua Labour Party 14,763 54.4 11 -4
United Progressive Party 11,852 43.7 5 New
Barbuda People's Movement 367 1.3 1 0
WACS 11 0.1 0 New
Independents 123 0.4 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 147 - - -
Total 27,263 100 17 0
Source: Nohlen

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume I, p66 ISBN 978-0-19-928357-6
  2. ^ Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume I, p62 ISBN 978-0-19-928357-6