DOMINICA | Roosevelt Skerrit calls snap elections, December 6 is election day.

DOMINICA | Roosevelt Skerrit calls snap elections, December 6 is election day.

ROSEAU, Dominica, Nov 7, – Dominicans will go to the polls on December 6  to elect a new government. Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit Sunday night announced the date for a snap general election in Dominica, in a radio and television broadcast.

Skerrit, who led the ruling Dominica Labour Party (DLP) to victory in the 2019 general election, said that Nomination Day will be on November 18, noting that he had already asked President Charles Savarin to dissolve the Parliament with immediate effect and issue a writ for the general election.

“I met with His Excellency the President and advised that he dissolves the current Parliament of this country effective immediately. I have asked that a fresh writ be issued on Monday, 7th November 2022 for the holding of general elections in the Commonwealth of Dominica. “

“I shall lead a new-look Dominica Labour Party into fresh general elections that will be held at the soonest possible time. I want the year 2023 to begin with a fresh mandate, given to a fresh Labour team, to commence the work of building post-COVID Dominica,” said Skerrit In a radio and television broadcast.

“You’ve granted me the authority to remain in office until April 2025. I have no intention of staying past that date. I’ve run my race, and I plan to cross the finish line with Dominica safely reestablished on the path to sustained progress and prosperity. Therefore, I propose a national reset,” he explained.

He added that he intends to stay for another two and a half years, but a number of his coworkers concur that the time for renewal is now. He stated that he has no intention of remaining in power beyond April 2025.

Meanwhile, the opposition’s interim leader, Francisca Joseph, has yet to convene a delegate’s conference.

“We need their ideas, their suggestions, and their tactics as we take this country ahead for everyone’s benefit,” said Joseph.

Last month leader of the opposition Lennox Linton resigned from the United Workers Party.

In the 2019 general elections, the ruling Dominica Labour Party (DLP) won a landslide 18-3 victory against United Workers Party (UWP).

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