ElectionGudie

Dec. 6, 2019 Confirmed

Dominica

Commonwealth of Dominica

Election for Dominican House of Assembly

More Info:

At Stake in this Election:       

  • 21 seats in Dominica’s House of Assembly

Government Structure:

  • Chief of State: President Charles SAVARIN (since 2 October 2013)
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Roosevelt SKERRIT (since 8 January 2004)
  • Assembly: Dominica has a unicameral House of Assembly with 21 seats and 9 Senators.

Electoral System:

  • The President is elected by the House of Assembly to serve a 5-year term.
  • The Prime Minister is appointed by the President.
  • In the House of Assembly, 21 members are elected by plurality vote in single member constituencies to serve 5-year terms and 9 members are appointed by the President on the advice of Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition to serve 5-year terms

Main Parties in this Election[1]:

  • Dominica Labour Party (DLP)
    • Leader: Roosevelt SKERRIT
    • Seats won in last election: 15
  • United Workers’ Party (UWP)
    • Leader: Lennox LINTON
    • Seats won in last election: 6
  • Dominica Freedom Party (DFP)
    • Leader: Michael Astaphan
    • Seats won in last election: 0

Population and Registered Voters:

  • Population: 74,893
  • Registered Voters: 70,541 (2014)[2]

Gender Data:

  • Female Population: 31,993 (2018 est.)[3]
  • Is Dominica a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (15 September 1980)[4]
  • Has Dominica ratified CEDAW: Yes (15 September 1980)[5]
  • Gender Quota: No
  • Number of Female Legislators: 8 (25%)[6]
  • Human Development Index (HDI) Position: 103[7]
  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A

Disability Data:

  • Is Dominica a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)[8]
  • Has Dominica ratified CRPD: Yes (1 October 2012)[9]
  • Population with a disability: 11,041 (est.)[10]