2019 Dominican general election

General elections were held in Dominica on 6 December 2019.[1] The elections were constitutionally required to be held by March 2020, but had been widely expected to take place before the end of 2019.[2] The result was a landslide victory for the ruling Dominica Labour Party, which won 18 of the 21 elected seats, gaining three seats. With the DLP winning a fifth consecutive election, DLP leader Roosevelt Skerrit remained Prime Minister.

2019 Dominican general election

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21 of the 30 seats in the Dominica House of Assembly
11 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
  RooseveltSkerrit.jpg Noimage.png
Leader Roosevelt Skerrit Lennox Linton
Party DLP UWP
Leader since 2004 2014
Leader's seat Vieille Case Marigot
Last election 15 seats, 56.99% 6 seats, 42.92%
Seats won 18 3
Seat change Increase3 Decrease3
Popular vote 23,403 16,299
Percentage 58.95% 41.05%

Prime Minister before election

Roosevelt Skerrit
DLP

Prime Minister

Roosevelt Skerrit
DLP

Electoral systemEdit

The 21 elected members of the House of Assembly are elected in single-member constituencies. A further nine members are either elected by the Assembly after it convenes or appointed by the President (five on the advice of the Prime Minister and four on the advice of the Leader of the Opposition) to be Senators; the method of their choosing is voted on by popular vote, the vote is to determine which party is in power, from there the President is chosen by the Assembly and the President appoints a Prime Minister.[3]

ResultsEdit

The result followed disruptive protests including blocking roads by the United Workers' Party, which demanded changes to the electoral system. Following the results, Skerrit said "I call to the UWP and its supporters to hold their conduct and behavior of the last few weeks, concede the election and work for peace."[4]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Dominica Labour Party 23,403 58.95 18 +3
United Workers' Party 16,299 41.05 3 –3
Invalid/blank votes 518
Total 40,220 100 21 0
Registered voters/turnout 74,895 53.70
Source: Caribbean Elections

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