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DOMINICA
COUNTRY Commonwealth of Dominica
ELECTION TYPE Parliamentary
DATE May 5, 2005
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.
Description of electoral system:
  • The president is elected by the House of Assembly for a five-year term.
  • All members of the House of Assembly serve five year terms. 9 senators are appointed and 21 are elected by popular vote.
Results from 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 (UWP)
    Leader: Edison JAMES
    Seats won in this election: 8
    Seats won in last election: 9

  • Party: Dominica Freedom Party (DFP)
    Seats won in this election: 0
    Seats won in last election: 2

  • Party: Independent
    Candidate: Ronald Toulon
    Seats won in this election: 1
When was the last election?
  • The last elections were held on January 31, 2000.
Population and number of registered voters:
  • Population: 69,278 (July 2004 est.)
  • Number of registered voters: 65,936
SOURCE: INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR ELECTION SYSTEMS (IFES)
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: IFES ELECTIONGUIDE ONLINEexternal link
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