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Dominica

Commonwealth of Dominica

73,757 2

Population (as of July 1, 2016)

Elections in our database

72,484 57.79%

Registered Voters (as of Dec. 17, 2014)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
Dominican House of Assembly Assembly

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Charles A. SAVARIN
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Roosevelt SKERRIT
  • Assembly: Dominica has a unicameral House of Assembly with 32 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by parliament to serve a 5-year term.
  • Prime Minister is appointed by the President to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the House of Assembly, 9 members are appointed by parliament to serve 5-year terms, 21 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms and 2 members are filled by the chief executive to serve 5-year terms.
    • Parliament's 21 elected members decide each term whether they will elect the 9 Senators or allow the President to appoint them. If the President appoints them, 5 are appointed in consultation with the Prime Minister and 4 in consultation with the leader of the opposition. The Speaker of the House and the Clerk of the House serve ex-officio.
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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
Dominican House of Assembly 2005-05-05 38,935 65,936 59.05%
Dominican House of Assembly 2014-12-08 40,974 72,484 56.53%

Voter Turnout