in this election:
- 60 seats in the House of
of government structure:
- Jamaica is an independent member of
- Sovereign: Queen ELIZABETH II
- Jamaica's bicameral parliament is
composed of the Senate and the House of Representatives.
- The Senate is composed of 21 members
appointed by the governor general.
- The House of Representatives is
composed of 60 directly elected members serving five-year terms.
|Main parties in
the electoral races:
- Leader: Percival J. PATTERSON
National Party (PNP)
Seats won in last general election: 52
Seats won in this general election: 51
- Leader: Edward SEAGA
Labor Party (JLP)
Seats won in last general election: 8
Seats won in this general election: 9
the last presidential election?
- A general election was last held on
March 30, 1993.
- In the last election, 60 seats in the
House of Representatives were decided.
and number of registered voters:
- Population: 5,672,000 (1996
- Number of registered voters: 2,883,920
|SOURCE: INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR ELECTION SYSTEMS (IFES)
|For additional information:
IFES ElectionGuide Online