DOMINICA
Parliamentary Chamber: House of Assembly

ELECTIONS HELD IN 1990

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Chamber:
  House of Assembly


Dates of elections / renewal (from/to):

  28 May 1990


Purpose of elections:

  Elections were held for the 21 Representatives of the House of Assembly on the normal expiry of their term of office.


Background and outcome of elections:

  In the campaign for the 1990 general elections, the ruling Dominica Freedom Party (DFP), led by Prime Minister Mary Eugenia Charles, stressed the economic achievements of its administration (especially lower taxes and inflation) as well as advances in road construction and hydroelectric infrastructures. The opposition, among other things, criticized the conservative Prime Minister’s authoritarian style.

On polling day, the DFP was returned to power in a surprisingly close outcome, losing six Representatives’ seats but nevertheless retaining 11 of the 21 at stake. The newly formed Dominica United Workers’ Party (DUWP) came in second with six seats. On this basis, Mrs. Charles was sworn in for third consecutive term as Prime Minister. In early June, the composition of the altered, 11-member Cabinet was announced.

STATISTICS

Round no 1: Distribution of seats  
Political Group Total
Dominica Freedom Party (DFP) 11
Dominica United Workers’ Party (DUWP)** 6
Labour Party of Dominica (LDP) 4

Comments:
  Excluding Senators.
** Formed in 1988.


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