GovernmentDominican Prime Minister: The Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit
Dominica has had a smooth transition of leaders across political party lines since its independence.
Dominica, a republic within the British Commonwealth, attained independence on November 3rd, 1978. Democratic elections are held every five years.
Dominica functions with a President as Head of State, elected by the House of Assembly for a five-year term. The President appoints as Prime Minister, the elected member of the House of Assembly who commands the support of the majority of its elected members.
The President also appoints other ministers of government on the advice of the Prime Minister. Although executive authority is vested in the President, he heeds to the advice of the Cabinet and acts as a constitutional Head of State.
- Current Government: Dominica Labour Party led by Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit
- Opposition Party: United Workers Party led by Honourable Hector John
- Other Political Parties: Dominica Freedom Party led by Judith Pestaina; People Democratic Movement led by Dr. William E. Riviere
- Next General Election: May 2015