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Dominica

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House of Assembly

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Alix Boyd Knights (Female)
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Secretary general

Secretary General
Daniel James (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 1 March 2017.

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Women
Not available
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Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Elections > Election results

Candidates

Total number of candidates Total number of people who registered as candidates for election. Does not include people who stood as candidates to become "substitute members".
42
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
13
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
30.95%
Number of candidates, by sex
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
13
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
30.95%

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
8
Number of women elected
13
Percentage of women elected The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women elected in the election and the number of seats at stake at the election.
61.9%
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
8
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1978
Women’s right to vote
Women’s right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1978
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or Universal
Universal
Notes Suffrage: Additional Notes on right of suffrage
Prior to independence, under British administration women were granted the right to vote in July 1951. This right was confirmed at independence.
Women’s right to stand for election
Women's right to stand for election Year in which women obtained the right to stand for election
1951
National or local Stand for Election: National or Local
National
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
1980