2023 Antiguan general election

General elections were held in Antigua and Barbuda on 18 January 2023 to elect members of the House of Representatives. The Labour Party (ABLP) has held an absolute majority of 15 seats in the House of Representatives after the 2018 general election, with Gaston Browne remaining as prime minister. Browne initiated a constitutional referendum after the 2018 election, which was rejected by voters, and following the death of Elizabeth II in 2022, he announced his intention to organise a referendum for the transition of Antigua and Barbuda to a republican system. Besides ABLP, the United Progressive Party (UPP), Democratic National Alliance, Barbuda People's Movement (BPM), and three independent politicians filed candidacies for the 2023 general election.

2023 Antiguan general election

 2018 18 January 2023 Next 

All 17 seats in the House of Representatives
9 seats needed for a majority
Turnout70.34 ( 6.17pp)
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Gaston Browne Harold Lovell Trevor Walker
Party ABLP UPP BPM
Last election 59.24%, 15 seats 37.09%, 1 seat 1.43%, 1 seat
Seats before 15 1 1
Seats won 9 6 1
Seat change 6 5
Popular vote 20,052 19,267 624
Percentage 47.06% 45.22% 1.46%
Swing 12.18pp 8.13pp 0.03pp

Winning party by constituency

Prime Minister before election

Gaston Browne
ABLP

Subsequent Prime Minister

Gaston Browne
ABLP

During the election campaign, UPP proposed to raise the minimum wage and expressed support for small businesses, while ABLP pledged to construct more homes and open two polyclinics. ABLP retained its majority in the House of Representatives, although it won a reduced 9 seats, while UPP won 6 seats. Trevor Walker, the leader of the BPM, retained his seat in Barbuda, while Asot Michael, an independent politician and former member of ABLP, won his seat in the St. Peter constituency. Browne was sworn in for his third consecutive term as prime minister a day after the election.


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