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Government

The government of Dominica is a parliamentary democracy. The government is divided into three branches: the executive, legislative, and judicial. The head of state is different than the head of government. The head of government is represented by a Prime Minister, whereas the head of state is the President. There is a unicameral House of Assembly – 9 senators and 21 representatives. Each member serves 5 year terms. The judicial branch is represented by small local courts presided by the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (located in Saint Lucia). The legal system is modeled on the English Common Law system. Citizens may vote at age 18.

 

 

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(Source: U.S. CIA Factbook: Dominica, 2007)

Updated: 4 April 2008