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Area: 751 sq km (290 sq miles)
Population: 71,000 (UN, 2012)
Capital City: Roseau
Independence: 3 Nov 1978
Last Election: 8 Dec 2014
Next Election: Dec 2019
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 Dominica Parliament Learn more
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 House of Assembly of Dominica
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 Speakers of the House of Assembly of Dominica
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 Cabinet of Dominica
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  General Election Results 2014
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 National Budgets Learn more
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 2017 Budget Statement
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 2016 Budget Statement
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Dominica
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 Independence
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 National Heroes
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 National Strategies and Policies
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 Parliament
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 Presidential Addresses
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 United Nations General Assembly Addresses
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Key Country Facts
Government Type Parliamentary democracy; independent sovereign state within the Commonwealt
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Independence 3 November 1978 (from the UK) | Learn more »
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Constitution 3 November 1978 | Learn more »
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Legal system English law
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Suffrage 18 years of age; universal
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Executive Branch Head of state: President Charles SAVARIN (since 2 October 2013) | Learn more »

Head of government: Prime Minister Roosevelt SKERRIT (since 8 January 2004) | Learn more »

Cabinet: Cabinet appointed by the president on the advice of the Prime Minister | Learn more »

Elections: President elected by the House of Assembly for a five-year term; Prime Minister appointed by the President | Learn more »
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Legislative Branch Unicameral House of Assembly (30 seats; 9 members appointed, 21 elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms) | Learn more »

Elections: last held on 8 December 2014 (next to be held in 2019); note - tradition dictates that the election will be held within five years of the last election, but technically it is five years from the first seating of parliament plus a 90-day grace period | Learn more »

Election results: percent of vote by party - DLP 57.1%, UWP 42.9%; seats by party - DLP 15, UWP 6 | Learn more »
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Judicial Branch Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, consisting of the Court of Appeal and the High Court (located in Saint Lucia; one of the six judges must reside in Dominica and preside over the Court of Summary Jurisdiction)
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  National Heroes Learn more
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 Profiles of National Heroes
  Electoral Legislation Learn more
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 Laws governing the electoral process
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 Background on political parties and related groups
 Independence Feature Learn more
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 Background on Road to Independence
 Independence Day Addresses Learn more
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 Address by leaders for Independence Day
  Presidential Addresses Learn more
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 Speech for the Cermonial Opening of Parliament
  National Strategies and Policies Learn more
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 Strategies and Policies by Sector
  Treaties Learn more
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 Bilateral and multilateral treaties
  UN General Assembly Statements Learn more
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 Addresses to the UN General Assembly
Media & Links
MEDIA TITLE TYPE NOTES
DBS Radio Radio Operated by state broadcaster Dominica Broadcasting Corporation
Q95 FM Radio Commercial station
Kairi FM Radio Commercial station operated by Island Communication Corporation
Voice of Life Radio-ZGBC Radio Christian station
Caribbean News Agency News Agency Public-private agency in English-speaking Caribbean
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