BERMUDA: Parliamentary Election, 17 Dec 2012

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Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: Queen ELIZABETH II *
  • Head of Government: Premier Paula COX
  • Assembly: Bermuda has a bicameral Parliament consisting of the Senate with 11 seats and the House of Assembly with 36 seats.

* The Queen is represented by Governor George FERGUSSON

Description of electoral system:

  • The Queen is the hereditary head of state.
  • The Premier is appointed by the governor.
  • In the Senate 11 members are appointed to serve 5-year terms*. In the House of Assembly 36 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms.

* Members of the Senate are appointed by the governor, the premier and members of the opposition parties.


  • Population: 69,080 (July 2011 est.)

Future elections

  • Parliamentary - 2017
  • Parliamentary - December 17, 2012

Past elections

Last Updated on 06/19/2012 by IFES Election Guide.

Monday, December 17, 2012 - 18:00
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