PARLINE: recent parliamentary elections - IPU Every parliamentary election in the world is reported in PARLINE. All data is regularly cross-checked with parliaments. Election reports include the background to the election and of course the election results. The results contain statistics on the distribution of votes and seats among political parties, as well as a breakdown of seats by sex and, when available, by the age and profession of members of parliament. A brief summary of the electoral system is also available for each parliamentary chamber. This newsfeed offers quick access to the results of the most recent parliamentary elections in PARLINE. en-gb PARLINE: updates to general information on parliaments - IPU PARLINE recent elections : BARBADOS (House of Assembly) Mia Mottley's Barbados Labour Party (BLP) swept all 30 seats in the House of Assembly, ousting Prime Minister Freundel Stuart's Democratic Labour Party (DLP), which had ruled the country since 2008. On 25 May, Ms. Mottley was sworn in as the new Prime Minister, becoming the first woman in Barbados to assume the post. The 2018 elections were held amid slow recovery from the global economic crisis in 2008. The DLP ran on the government's record, citing economic growth for eight consecutive8/10/2018 10:43:03 AMPARLINE recent elections : BHUTAN (National Council) candidates, including six women, vied for the 20 seats at stake in the 25-member National Council. All candidates ran as independents since membership of the National Council is not party-based, unlike the National Assembly. Only five of the 12 incumbents seeking re-election were returned to the National Council. The new members, with the average age of 40, come from a range of professional backgrounds, including teachers, entrepreneurs, planners, lawyers, an actor and a journalist. Tw8/17/2018 9:35:08 AMPARLINE recent elections : GRENADA (House of Representatives) Minister Keith Mitchell's New National Party (NNP) won all 15 seats in the House of Representatives for the second consecutive elections, keeping the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) led by former Prime Minister Tillman Thomas out of parliament. Seven women were elected (46.67%), up from two (13.33%) in 2013. During the election campaign, the NNP ran on the government's record, citing job creation and economic growth. Mr. Mitchell, who was sworn in for a fifth term as Pri8/30/2018 8:53:12 PMPARLINE recent elections : SIERRA LEONE (Parliament) All People's Congress (APC) remained the largest party in the 146-member Parliament (up from 124), while the opposition Sierra Leone People's Party (SLPP) remained the second largest. No presidential candidate secured the required 55% of votes to be elected in the first round held in parallel with the parliamentary polls. In the run-off presidential elections held on 31 March, Mr. Julius Madaa Bio (SLPP) defeated former foreign affairs minister Samura Kamara (APC). On 5 April, Mr. Bio, who 8/17/2018 11:04:48 AMPARLINE recent elections : UNITED KINGDOM (House of Commons) first elections after the Brexit referendum (see note) resulted in a hung parliament. Prime Minister Theresa May of the Conservative Party had called early elections, calling on voters' support for "a strong and stable government to get the best Brexit deal". The Conservative Party won the elections but lost the parliamentary majority. The Labour Party, led by Mr. Jeremy Corbyn, increased its share of seats from 232 to 262, while promising to work for "a jobs-first Brexit that allows us to 9/14/2018 4:05:21 PMPARLINE recent elections : UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (House of Representatives) Republicans retained the control of the House of Representatives and the Senate, albeit with a reduced majority. Mr. Donald Trump, the Republican nominee, defeated Ms. Hillary Clinton of the Democratic Party to become President of the United States (see note). The presidential election campaign pushed congressional elections to the background. Mr. Trump, a wealthy businessman, pledged to "Make America Great Again". He promised to create more jobs, tighten US borders and renegotiate free9/17/2018 6:00:06 PMPARLINE recent elections : SOUTH AFRICA (National Assembly) Jacob Zuma's African National Congress (ANC) won the elections, taking 249 of the 400 seats at stake in the National Assembly. The main opposition Democratic Alliance (DA), led by Ms. Helen Zille, came in second with 89 seats, up from 67 in the previous legislature. Four parties entered Parliament for the first time. They include the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), a new party led by former leader of ANC's Youth League, Mr. Julius Malema, which came in third with 25 seats. The remain9/11/2018 11:43:30 AM