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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)
See historical data for this field.

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 The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
8
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
25% See historical data for this field.

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".
44
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
6
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
13.64%
Number of candidates, by sex
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
6
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
13.64%

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
18
Number of women elected
3
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.
14.29%
Note on the Distribution of seats according to sex
The distribution of seats according to sex above refers to the 21 directly-elected members. As at 26 January 2015, there were seven women (three directly elected, three appointed and the Speaker) out of a total of 32 members.
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
3

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
18
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
3
First Speaker of the new legislature
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Alix Boyd Knights (Female)
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