ElectionGudie

Dec. 8, 2014 Held

40,974
Voted
Dominica

Commonwealth of Dominica

Election for Dominican House of Assembly

Results

57%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:40,974
Valid Votes:40,974
Invalid Votes:0

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Dominica Labour Party 15 - 23,378

57.11%

United Workers' Party 6 - 17,558

42.89%

Independents - - 38

0.09%

Seat Shares:

More Info:

At stake in this election:      

  • 21 seats in Dominica’s House of Assembly

Description of government structure:

  • Head of State: President Charles A. 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.

Description of 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. *

* Parliament's 21 elected members decide whether they will elect the 9 Senators or allow for the appointment them. If Parliament prescribes that instead of being appointed, the Senators are to be appointed then the President appoints them, 5 are appointed in acting on the advice of 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.

Election Note:

On Monday 8 December 2014, Dominica will hold an election for the House of Assembly.[i]

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Dominica Labor Party (DLP)
    Leader: Roosevelt SKERRIT
    Seats won in last election: 18
  • Party: United Workers Party (UWP)
    Leader: Lennox Linton
    Seats won in last election: 3

Last election:

  • The last election to the House of Assembly in Dominica was held on 18 December 2009.[ii] Turnout was 54.87 percent and 36,883 of 67,223 people casted ballots.[iii] The Dominica Labor Party (DLP) won 61.34 percent of the vote or 18 seats in parliament, while the United Workers Party (UWP) won 34.73 percent of the vote or 3 seats in parliament.[iv] Results can be found here.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 73,449 (July 2014 est)[v]
  • Registered Voters: 67,223 (2009)[vi]

Gender Data:

  • Female Population: 36,378 (July 2014 est)[vii]
  • Is Dominica a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (15 September 1980).[viii]
  • Has Dominica ratified CEDAW: Yes (15 September 1980)[ix]
  • Gender Quota:  No.[x]
  • Female Candidates in this election: N/A
  • Number of Female Legislators: 4 (12.9%) of 31 seats in the House of Assembly.[xi]
  • Human Development Index (HDI) Position: 93[xii]
  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Ranking: Not Ranked (latest rankings are from 2014)[xiii]

[i] http://www.opm.gov.dm/?p=741

[ii] https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/do.html

[iii] http://www.idea.int/vt/countryview.cfm?id=64

[iv] https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/do.html

[v] https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/do.html

[vi] http://www.idea.int/vt/countryview.cfm?id=64

[vii] https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/do.html

[viii] https://treaties.un.org/Pages/ViewDetails.aspx?src=TREATY&mtdsg_no=IV-8&chapter=4&lang=en

[ix] https://treaties.un.org/Pages/ViewDetails.aspx?src=TREATY&mtdsg_no=IV-8&chapter=4&lang=en

[x] http://www.ipu.org/wmn-e/classif.htm

[xi] http://www.ipu.org/wmn-e/classif.htm

[xii] http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/librarypage/hdr/2014-human-development-report/

[xiii] http://genderindex.org/ranking