At a glance
Structure of Parliament: Unicameral
Are there legislated quotas...
- Yes for the Single/Lower House?
- No at the Sub-national level?
Are there voluntary quotas...
- No adopted by political parties?
Is there additional information?Yes
(Cooperative Republic of Guyana)
|Electoral system:||List PR|
|Quota type:||Legislated Candidate Quotas|
IDEA Voter Turnout
Legislated Candidate Quotas
|Electoral law||On each political party list, one-third of the candidates must be women (Representation of the People Act, Section 11B).|
|Legal sanctions for non-compliance:||Electoral law||If the list does not comply with the quota, the Commission shall notify this and allow the party to rectify it. Only when deemed correct by the Commission, can the list be approved (Representation of the People Act, Section 14 & 17).|
|Rank order/placement rules:||No||The order of the names shall be as the party deems fit (Representation of the People Act, Section 11B ).|