ElectionGudie

May 5, 2005 Held

38,935
Voted
Dominica

Commonwealth of Dominica

Election for Dominican House of Assembly

Results

57%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:38,935
Valid Votes:37,913
Invalid Votes:1,022

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Dominica Labor Party 12 19,741

52.07%

United Workers Party 8 16,529

43.60%

Dominica Freedom Party - - 1,194

3.15%

Independent 1 426

1.12%

Others - - 23

0.06%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 21 seats in the House of Assembly

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Nicholas J. O. LIVERPOOL
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Roosevelt SKERRIT **
  • Assembly: Dominica has a unicameral House of Assembly with 30 seats.

** Assumed post after death of Prime Minister Pierre CHARLES.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected N/A to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the House of Assembly, 9 members are appointed to serve 5-year terms and 21 members are elected by popular vote to serve 5-year terms.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Dominica Labor Party (DLP)
    • Leader: Roosevelt SKERRIT
    • Seats won in this election: 12
    • Seats won in last election: 10
  • Party: United Workers Party
    • Leader: Edison JAMES
    • Seats won in this election: 8
    • Seats won in last election: 9
  • Party: Dominica Freedom Party (DFP)
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: 2
  • Party: Independent
    • Leader: Ronald Toulon
    • Seats won in this election: 1
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Others
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: N/A

Last Parliamentary election:

  • The last elections were held on January 31, 2000.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 70,542 (2005)
  • Registered Voters: 65,936 (May 2005 )

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 

·         Is Dominica a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (15 September 1980)

·         Has Dominica ratified CEDAW: Yes (15 September 1980)

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 4 (following 2005 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 94 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A

Disability Data:

·         Is Dominica a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)

·         Has Dominica ratified CRPD: Yes (1 October 2012)

·         Population with a disability: 10,581 (est.)