2009 Antiguan general election
General elections were held in Antigua and Barbuda on 12 March 2009. The result was a victory for the United Progressive Party, which won nine of the seventeen elected seats in the House of Representatives.
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Three days before the elections the Chamber of Commerce announced observations of voter registration irregularities and called for an investigation into the matter. For example, in the Saint Peter constituency, voter registration increased by 41%.
On 31 March 2010, a judge nullified the election of UPP's leader Spencer and two other UPP MPs, calling the UPP's majority into question. The UUP may opt to call an early general election instead of by-elections for the three seats. However, on 24 October 2010 the Court of Appeal of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court overturned the High Court's decision and decided that the three MPs were duly elected.
|United Progressive Party||21,239||50.7||9||–3|
|Antigua Labour Party||19,657||46.9||7||+3|
|Barbuda People's Movement||474||1.1||1||0|
|Organisation for National Development||119||0.28||0||New|
|Source: PDBA, IFES|
- "Chamber of Commerce questions Antigua's voters list". Caribbean 360. 9 March 2009. Archived from the original on 21 July 2012. Retrieved 9 March 2009.
- Ramjeet, Oscar (9 March 2009). "Three-member Commonwealth team in Antigua-Barbuda to observe elections". Caribbean Net News. Retrieved 9 March 2009.[permanent dead link]
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