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 General Election Results - 15 June 1998
Following are the results of St. Vincent and the Grenadines General Elections for 15 June 1998.
James Mitchell
James MITCHELL
Prime Minister
New Democratic Party wins elections with a total of 8 seats.
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dot BACKGROUND
In the 1998 general elections, the ruling New Democratic Party (NDP), led by Prime Minister James Mitchell, was primarily opposed by the United Labour Party (ULP) headed by Mr. Vincent Beache; the ULP was founded in 1994 by a merger of the Movement for National Unity (MNU) and the Saint Vincent Labour Party (SVLP). The election date had been announced on 18 May.

During the campaign, the NDP advocated tax cuts and the promotion of tourism and agricultural development, while the ULP called for job creation, economic development and improved social services.

When polling results giving the NDP eight seats and the ULP seven seats were announced, Mr. Beache declared that he could not accept the outcome and called for fresh elections, alleging voter intimidation, fraud and bribery. This was promptly rebutted by the NDP.

On 17 June, Mr. Mitchell was sworn in as Prime Minister; the next day, his new Cabinet took office.

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dot SUMMARY RESULTS
Constituency Registered Voters NDP ULP PWP Accepted Rejected Votes Cast Turnout
North Windward (NW) 4,668 1,875 1,817 - 3,692 12 3,704 79.35%
North Central Windward (NC) 5,697 827 2,943 - 3,770 19 3,789 66.51%
South Central Windward (SC) 5,332 1,920 1,811 - 3,731 20 3,751 70.35%
South Windward (SW) 5,086 1,102 2,361 45 3,508 13 3,521 69.23%
Marriagua (MQ) 5,724 1,453 2,504 - 3,957 9 3,966 69.29%
East St. George (EG) 5,993 1,522 2,514 - 4,036 10 4,046 67.51%
West St. George (WG) 5,819 1,421 2,366 - 3,787 16 3,803 65.35%
East Kingstown (EK) 5,552 1,682 1,655 - 3,337 9 3,346 60.27%
Central Kingstown (CK) 5,792 1,558 2,006 - 3,564 14 3,578 61.77%
West Kingstown (WK) 5,403 1,691 1,502 - 3,193 15 3,208 59.37%
South Leeward (SL) 5,995 2,117 2,014 - 4,131 16 4,147 69.17%
Central Leeward (CL) 5,225 1,670 2,183 - 3,853 8 3,861 73.89%
North Leeward (NL) 4,932 1,880 1,658 - 3,538 5 3,543 71.84%
Northern Grenadines (NG) 3,236 1,668 220 - 1,888 10 1,898 58.65%
Southern Grenadines (SG) 2,015 872 471 - 1,343 9 1,352 67.10%
Total 76,469 23,258 28,025 45 51,328 185 51,513 67.36%
dot VOTE DISTRIBUTIION
Party Code Total Votes % votes Candidates Seats
Unity Labour Party ULP 28,025 54.60% 15 7
New Democratic Party NDP 23,258 45.31% 15 8
PWP PWP 45 0.09% 1 0
Total Valid Votes 51,328 100% 31 15
dot VOTER TURNOUT
Total Valid Votes 51,328
Invalid Votes 185
Total Votes Cast 51,513
Registered Voters 76,469
Voter Turnout 67.36%
  PARTY CODES              
  Movement for National Unity MNU   People's Progressive Movement PPM   Unity Labour Party ULP
  New Democratic Party NDP   St. Vincent Labour Party SVLP   Independent IND
  People's Democratic Movement PDM   SVG Green Party Green      
  People's Political Party PPP   United People's Movement UPM      
  Source: St. Vincent and the Grenadines Electoral Division
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