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The House of Representatives of Antigua and Barbuda is the lower chamber of the country's bicameral parliament.

The current House of Representatives, formed following elections held on 12 March 2009, has a total of 19 members. 17 members are directly elected to five year terms from single member constituencies using the first-past-the-post system. There is one ex-officio member (the Attorney-general) and the remaining seat is held by the Speaker.

e • d  Summary of the 12 March 2009 House of Representatives of Antigua and Barbuda election results
Parties Votes +/− % +/− Seats +/−
United Progressive Party 21,205 −887 51.1 −1.8 9 −3
Antigua Labour Party 19,460 +2,916 47.0 +5.2 7 +3
Barbuda People's Movement 474 +66 1.1 +0.1 1 ±0
Independents 194 +15 0.5 +0.0
Organisation for National Development 119 +119 0.3 +0.3
Total 100.0 17
Source: antiguaelections.com

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