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Dominica General Election Results - 8 December 2014
General elections were held in Dominica on 8 December 2014 for the 21 elected seats in the House of Assembly using a first-past-the-post system.

Electoral System

The unicameral Parliament of Dominica, the House of Assembly, is composed of 21 elected Representatives, in single-member constituencies through a first-past-the-post system. Of the remaining eleven members, nine are appointed by the President (five on the advice of the Prime Minister and four on the advice of the Leader of the Opposition); and two - the Speaker and the Attorney General - are ex-officio. The normal duration of the legislature is five years.

Background

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit announced the election date on 5 November 2014 and Nomination Day was held on 19 November. Under Dominica's electoral system, the Prime Minister has the authority to call elections at any time and is only required to give a minimum of twenty-five days’ notice.

Political Parties & Candidates

Forty-four candidates contested the 21 constituencies; the two dominant parties (Dominica Labour Party and United Workers' Party) ran candidates in each constituency, whilst two independent candidates also participated in the elections.

Election Campaign

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.

Results

The Dominica Labour Party (DLP) led by Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit won a fourth consecutive term, including three under his premiership despite losing three sears. It took 15 of the 21 directly elected seats. The United Workers' Party (UWP), led by the Lennox Linton, doubled its share to six.

Voter Turnout

Voter turnout was 57.45% of the 72,277 voters.

Election Observers

The polls were monitored by the Organization of American States (OAS) and CARICOM.

Post-Election

A 17-member cabinet of ministers was sworn in under oath administered by President of the Commonwealth of Dominica His Excellency Charles Savarin on Saturday, 13 December 2014 at the Windsor Park Stadium in Roseau.

The first sitting of the new Parliament was on 20 February 2015 with Alix Boyd Knights being re-elected as Speaker.

ELECTORAL MAP
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ELECTORAL SYSTEM
System First-past-the-post
Elected Members 21 single-member constituencies
VOTER TURNOUT
Total Valid Votes 41,046
Invalid Votes 474
Total Votes Cast 41,520
Population 73,286
Registered Voters 72,277
Voter Turnout 57.45%
   
CRITICAL DATES
Dissolution of House Mon, 3 Nov 2014
Nomination Day Wed, 19 Nov 2014
Polling Day Mon, 8 Dec 2014
First Meeting of Parliament Fri, 20 Feb 2015
POLITICAL LEADERS
  Photo Roosevelt SKERRIT
Dominica Labour Party (DLP)
  Photo Lennox LINTON
Uniterd Workers' Party (UWP)
ELECTION REPORTS View all Members of Parliament of Barbados
Report of the Commonwealth Observer Group to the Commonwealth of Dominica General Election, 8 December 2014 Download
Verbal Report of the OAS Electoral Observation Mission to the General Elections in the Commonwealth of Dominica, 8 December 2014 Download
CARICOM Election Observers Statement Download report
PARTY MANIFESTOS View all Members of Parliament of Barbados
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DLP 2014 Manifesto
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UWP 2014 Manifesto
SUMMARY RESULTS
  Party Code Votes % votes Candidates Seats
  Dominica Labour Party DLP 23,421 57.06% 21 15
  United Workers Party UWP 17,587 42.85% 21 6
  Independents IND 38 0.09% 2 0
Total Valid Votes 41,046 100% 44 21
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SUMMARY BY GENDER
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ELECTED MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY View all Members of Parliament of Barbados
The Dominica House of Assembly has 32 members, 21 members elected for a five year term in single-seat constituencies, 9 appointed senators, the Speaker and 1 ex-officio member.
Constituency Representative   Party
Castle Bruce Johnson DRIGO   Dominica Labour Party
Colihaut Catherine DANIEL   Dominica Labour Party
Cottage Reginald Victor AUSTRIE   Dominica Labour Party
Grand Bay Justina CHARLES   Dominica Labour Party
La Plaine Petter SAINT-JEAN   Dominica Labour Party
Mahaut Rayburn John BLACKMOORE   Dominica Labour Party
Marigot Lennox LINTON   United Workers Party
Morne Jaune/Riviere Cyrique Ivor STEPHENSON   Dominica Labour Party
Paix Bouche Roselyn PAUL   Dominica Labour Party
Petite Savanne Kenneth Melchoir DARROUX   Dominica Labour Party
Portsmouth Ian C.A. DOUGLAS   Dominica Labour Party
Roseau Central Joseph ISAAC   United Workers Party
Roseau North Daniel LUGAY   United Workers Party
Roseau South Josshua FRANCIS   United Workers Party
Roseau Valley John Collin MCINTYRE   Dominica Labour Party
Salisbury Hector¬† JOHN   United Workers Party
Salybia Casius DARROUX   Dominica Labour Party
St. Joseph Kelver Dwight DARROUX¬†   Dominica Labour Party
Soufriere Ian PINARD   Dominica Labour Party
Vieille Case Roosevelt SKERRIT   Dominica Labour Party
Wesley Ezekiel BAZIL   United Workers Party
SUMMARY BY CONSTITUENCY, CANDIDATE, AND PARTY
Constituency Registered Voters DLP UWP IND Valid Votes Invalid Votes Total Votes Voter Turnout
Castle Bruce 2,940 944 786 - 1,730 18 1,748 59.46%
Colihaut 1,589 706 222 - 928 15 943 59.35%
Cottage 2,289 1,029 193 19 1,241 14 1,255 54.83%
Grand Bay 4,001 1,426 327 - 1,753 13 1,766 44.14%
La Plaine 2,603 842 706 - 1,548 20 1,568 60.24%
Mahaut 6,847 2,209 1,891 - 4,100 46 4,146 60.55%
Marigot 2,684 299 935 - 1,234 8 1,242 46.27%
Morne Jaune/ Riviere Cyrique 1,745 622 614 - 1,236 11 1,247 71.46%
Paix Bouche 2,754 1,212 297 - 1,509 24 1,533 55.66%
Petite Savanne 2,746 1,183 510 - 1,693 9 1,702 61.98%
Portsmouth 3,360 1,351 318 19 1,688 22 1,710 50.89%
Roseau Central 3,850 926 991 - 1,917 12 1,929 50.10%
Roseau North 7,446 1,624 2,266 - 3,890 87 3,977 53.41%
Roseau South 6,506 1,948 2,185 - 4,133 24 4,157 63.89%
Roseau Valley 2,648 944 842 - 1,786 15 1,801 68.01%
Salisbury 2,715 577 881 - 1,458 18 1,476 54.36%
Salybia 2,643 1,152 733 - 1,885 17 1,902 71.96%
St. Joseph 3,919 1,198 941 - 2,139 14 2,153 54.94%
Soufreire 3,459 1,326 822 - 2,148 34 2,182 63.08%
Vieille Case 2,191 1,098 187 - 1,285 31 1,316 60.06%
Wesley 3,342 805 940 - 1,745 22 1,767 52.87%
Total 72,277 23,421 17,587 38 41,046 474 41,520 57.45%
Key
DLP = Dominica Labour Party; UWP = United Workers Party; IND = Independent Candidate; *incumbent; ** Political Leader
Sources
Electoral Office of the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica
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