Bermudan General election results 2017 live Voting
Bermuda General election Dates 2017
Bermuda General election Date: 18 July 2017
General elections will be held in Bermuda on 18 July 2017 to elect all 36 members to the House of Assembly.
Bermudan General election results 2017 live Details
PLP Won big in Bermuda General Election winning 24 out of 36 seats. For Majority, 15 seats minimum are required and PLP has much more than the required number to form the government.
PLP won 20,059 (58.89%) votes whereas OBA won 13,832(40.61%) votes.
PLP wins 24 and OBA wins 12 seats. Counting Completed.
Total Vote Count: 34060
Number of Registered Voters: 46669
- Constituency 5 Hamilton East – PLP's Derrick Burgess wins Over OBA's Peter Barrett
Constituency 2 St. George’s West – PLP's Kim Swan wins Over OBA's Nandi Outerbridge
- Constituency 21 Pembroke South East – PLP's Rolfe Commissiong wins Over OBA's Rodney Smith and independent Elmore Warren
- Constituency 30 Southampton East Central – OBA's Leah Scott wins Over PLP's Quinton Butterfield
- Constituency 23 Paget West – OBA's Patricia Gordon-Pamplin wins Over PLP's Rev. Dr. Emilygail Dill
Bermudan General election results 2017 live Voting Details
- Voting Started at 9 am today. Even though its raining now, it is expected to clear by afternoon.
- In 2012 elections OBA won with 19 seats and PLP got 17 seats.
Bermuda General Election 2017 Details
Head of State
|Inherited monarchy with a Governor appointed by the Briish Monarch|
|Head of Government||Premier appointed by Governor|
|Structure of Parliament||Bicameral Parliament consisting of the Senate with 11 seats and the House of Assembly with 36 seats.|
|Electoral Law||Bermuda Constituitional Order|
|Constituencies||36 single-member constituencies|
|Voting System||In the Senate 11 members are appointed to serve 5-year terms. In the House of Assembly 36 members are elected by popular vote to serve 5-year terms. Members of the Senate are appointed by the governor, the premier and members of the opposition parties.|
|Term of Office||5 years|
|Voter Requirements||– age: 18 years|
|Candidate Eligibility and Requirements||Qualification & Disqualification under Sections 29&30 of the Bermuda Constituitional Order 1968.|
|Electoral Authority||Parliamentary Registry Office (PRO)|
|Last Elections||17 Dec 2012|
|Next Elections||18 July 2017|
Bermuda General election Results Live 2017
Area: 53 sq km (20.6 sq miles)| Population: 63,800 (UN, 2009)
Capital City: Hamilton
Electoral system of Bermuda
Under section 49(2) of the Bermuda Constitution Order 1968, the Parliament of Bermuda must be dissolved by the Governor five years after its first meeting following the last election (unless the Premier advises the Governor to dissolve parliament sooner). Under section 51(1) of the Constitution, a general election must be held no later than three months after a dissolution. The first meeting of the current parliament took place on 8 February 2013, meaning parliament would have needed to be dissolved before midnight on 7 February 2018 for an election to take place before 7 May 2018.
However, after the ruling One Bermuda Alliance lost its majority in the House of Assembly with the resignation of two MPs to sit as independents, the opposition Progressive Labour Party proposed a vote of no-confidence which was scheduled for 9 June 2017. However, Premier Michael Dunkley pre-empted the vote on 8 June 2017 by asking the Governor to dissolve the House and call an election for 18 July 2017
Candidates for General election 2017
Bermuda Parties and leaders
|Progressive Labour Party or PLP||David BURT|
|One Bermuda Alliance or OBA||Michael DUNKLEY|
Bermuda General election Results 2012
|One Bermuda Alliance||15949||51.68||4.34||19||5|
|Progressive Labour Party||14218||46.07||–6.38||17||–5|
sources: wikipedia.org, caribbeanelections.com