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Dominica

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House of Assembly

Election results

Data on parliamentary elections, including the background, candidates, voter turnout, results and the formation of the new legislature. By default the latest election results are displayed. Select a date to view results from previous elections

Background

Election date(s) The date when elections started and ended for directly or indirectly elected parliaments/chambers. The date of appointments for appointed parliaments/chambers.
08.12.2014
Date of dissolution of the outgoing legislature Date at which the previous legislature (elected at the previous elections) was dissolved.
05.11.2014
Timing of election Timing of election: Upon normal expiry; Early elections; Delayed elections
Upon normal expiry
Expected date of next elections The expected date at which the next elections should take place, based on law or practice.
06.12.2019
Number of seats at stake Number of seats contested at the elections. Where the parliament/chamber is fully renewed, this number is usually identical to the statutory number of members. Where the parliament/chamber is partially renewed or appointed, the number of seats at stake is usually less than the total number of members.
21
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Full renewal

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 male candidates Number of male candidates
38
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 parties contesting the election This field may include either the number of parties contesting the election, or the number of coalitions/electoral alliance.
2

Voter turnout

Registration Number of people registered to vote
72,486
Votes Number of people who actually voted
41,560
Voter turnout The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of people who actually voted by the number of people registered to vote
57.34%

Results

About the election Short description of the context and results of the election.
The Dominica Labor Party (DLP) led by Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit won a fourth consecutive term, including three under his premiership. It took 15 of the 21 directly elected seats in the 32-member House of Assembly (of the remaining eleven members, nine are appointed by the Head of State and two - the Speaker and the Attorney General - are ex-officio). The United Workers' Party (UWP), led by the opposition Lennox Linton, doubled its share to six. Prime Minister Skerrit called on voters' continuing support, promising to transform the country into a "peaceful and just society". The DLP pledged to reduce the poverty rate from the current 28% to 10-15% by 2020. The UWP leader promised annual economic growth of 5-7% and the creation of 5,000 sustainable jobs within the first three years in office.
Number of parties winning seats The number of parties which won parliamentary representation in the given election.
2
Percentage of parties winning seats The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of parties which won parliamentary representation by the number of parties contesting the election.
100%
Percentage of seats won by largest party or coalition The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of seats won by the largest party by the number of seats at stake in the election.
71.43%
Alternation of power after elections The results of the elections caused a change in the government. "Not applicable" to countries using the presidential system when parliamentary and presidential elections are held separately, to countries in political transition or where there is no party system.
No
Number of parties in government The government may be formed by one or more political parties
1
Names of parties in government The government may be formed by one or more political parties
Dominica Labor Party (DLP)
Parties or coalitions winning seats
Political groups winning seats breakdown
Political group Total
Dominica Labor Party (DLP) 15
United Workers' Party (UWP) 6
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.
Sources
House of Assembly (26.01.2015, 01.01.2017) Electoral Office (20.01.2015)
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
Date of the first session The date when the newly elected parliament/chamber was convened for the first time. It may be different from the date when members were sworn in.
20.02.2015
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)