PM Skerrit announces snap election in Dominica

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit of Dominica

(CMC) Prime Minister Roosvelt Skerrit Sunday night announced December 6 as the date for a snap general election in Dominica, three years after he led the ruling Dominica Labour Party (DLP) to a convincing 18-3 victory in the general election of 2019.

In a radio and television broadcast, Skerrit said Nomination Day will be November 18.

The DLP is expected to face a challenge from the main opposition United Workers Party (UWP), which held three seats in the last Parliament, and whose leader, Lennox Linton, resigned from the position of party leader last month.

“We need a refreshed Dominica Labour Party team, for these very unpredictable, unprecedented and very challenging times.

Following the changes we made in 2019, there shall next time around be other changes, to ensure the continued renewal of our Labour Party frontline, and maintain our continued relevance and the achievement of the visionary goals that we have set ourselves and our Skerrit said, adding that “we have set ourselves on a progressive path of development and growth that will see prosperity for our people and our country”.

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