Montserratian general election, 2006

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General elections were held in Montserrat on 31 May 2006.[1] Although the Movement for Change and Prosperity (MCAP) won the most seats (four of the nine) in the Legislative Council, the government was formed by a coalition of the Montserrat Democratic Party (MDP), the New People's Liberation Movement (NPLM) and an independent council member, who together held five seats. MDP leader Lowell Lewis became Chief Minister.


A total of 29 candidates contested the elections; the MCAP ran a full slate of nine candidates and the MDP and NPLM both nominated eight. The remaining four candidates were independents.[1]


Party Votes % Seats +/–
Movement for Change and Prosperity 36.1 4 New
New People's Liberation Movement 29.4 3 –4
Montserrat Democratic Party 24.4 1 New
Independents 10.1 1 New
Total 100 9 0
Valid ballots 2,459 98.9
Invalid/blank ballots 27 1.0
Total votes cast 2,486 100
Registered voters/turnout 3,331 74.63
Source: Caribbean Elections