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    Dominica Government - 2006
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    SOURCE: 2006 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Country name:
      conventional long form: Commonwealth of Dominica
      conventional short form: Dominica

      Government type:
      parliamentary democracy; republic within the Commonwealth

      Capital:
      Roseau

      Administrative divisions:
      10 parishes; Saint Andrew, Saint David, Saint George, Saint John, Saint Joseph, Saint Luke, Saint Mark, Saint Patrick, Saint Paul, Saint Peter

      Independence:
      3 November 1978 (from UK)

      National holiday:
      Independence Day, 3 November (1978)

      Constitution:
      3 November 1978

      Legal system:
      based on English common law

      Suffrage:
      18 years of age; universal

      Executive branch:
      chief of state: President Nicholas J. O. LIVERPOOL (since October 2003)
      head of government: Prime Minister Roosevelt SKERRIT (since 8 January 2004); note - assumed post after death of Prime Minister Pierre CHARLES
      cabinet: Cabinet appointed by the president on the advice of the prime minister
      elections: president elected by the House of Assembly for a five-year term; election last held 1 October 2003 (next to be held October 2008); prime minister appointed by the president
      election results: Nicholas LIVERPOOL elected president; percent of legislative vote - NA%

      Legislative branch:
      unicameral House of Assembly (30 seats, 9 appointed senators, 21 elected by popular vote; members serve five-year terms)
      elections: last held 5 May 2005 (next to be held by 5 August 2010); 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 (12 May 2005) plus a 90-day grace period
      election results: percent of vote by party - DLP 52.07%, UWP 43.6%, DFP 3.15%; seats by party - DLP 12, UWP 8, independent 1

      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)

      Political parties and leaders:
      Dominica Freedom Party or DFP [Charles SAVARIN]; Dominica Labor Party or DLP [Roosevelt SKERRIT]; Dominica United Workers Party or UWP [Earl WILLIAMS]

      Political pressure groups and leaders:
      Dominica Liberation Movement or DLM (a small leftist party)

      International organization participation:
      ACCT, ACP, C, Caricom, CDB, FAO, G-77, IBRD, ICCt, ICFTU, ICRM, IDA, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, IMO, Interpol, IOC, ISO (subscriber), ITU, MIGA, NAM (observer), OAS, OECS, OPANAL, OPCW, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UPU, WCL, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTO

      Diplomatic representation in the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Judith Anne ROLLE, Third Secretary
      chancery: 3216 New Mexico Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20016
      telephone: [1] (202) 364-6781
      FAX: [1] (202) 364-6791
      consulate(s) general: New York

      Diplomatic representation from the US:
      the US does not have an embassy in Dominica; the US Ambassador to Barbados is accredited to Dominica

      Flag description:
      green, with a centered cross of three equal bands - the vertical part is yellow (hoist side), black, and white and the horizontal part is yellow (top), black, and white; superimposed in the center of the cross is a red disk bearing a sisserou parrot encircled by 10 green, five-pointed stars edged in yellow; the 10 stars represent the 10 administrative divisions (parishes)


      NOTE: The information regarding Dominica on this page is re-published from the 2006 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Dominica Government 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Dominica Government 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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