Do­minica gen­eral elec­tions date an­nounced

The Star (St. Lucia) - - REGIONAL -

Do­mini­cans will go to the polls to elect a new gov­ern­ment on De­cem­ber

In a na­tional broad­cast Prime Min­is­ter Roo­sevelt Sk­er­rit said he had asked Pres­i­dent Charles Savarin to dis­solve Par­lia­ment and that Nom­i­na­tion Day is sched­uled for Novem­ber 19.

Prime Min­is­ter Sk­er­rit ap­pealed to vot­ers to en­sure that his Do­minica Labour Party is re­turned to power to con­tinue the so­cio-eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment of the is­land.

The party will face a chal­lenge from the main op­po­si­tion United Work­ers Party, which is go­ing into a gen­eral elec­tion with a new leader, Len­nox Lin­ton.

“The suc­cess of our so­cial and eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment strat­egy will de­pend on the mes­sages we send to the world, and par­tic­u­larly to our de­vel­op­ment part­ners,” Sk­er­rit said in his ad­dress. “Do we wish to con­tinue on a pro­gres­sive tra­jec­tory, or will we, by our ac­tions, trig­ger a re­ver­sal of the strides we made over the past 14 years? Shall we main­tain strong diplo­matic and other re­la­tions with those who have be­friended us, or shall we go off on a fish­ing ex­pe­di­tion … in re­gards to for­eign pol­icy and in­ter­na­tional re­la­tions? Shall we con­tinue to main­tain re­spon­si­bil­ity for our path­ways to progress, or shall we as­cribe such to Euro­peans, in­ter­ested only in the sale of Do­mini­can pass­ports?”

He said th­ese are cru­cial ques­tions “that need to be asked and an­swered in the com­ing weeks, as we elect the group of cit­i­zens best suited to ad­min­is­ter the af­fairs of state.”

(Do­minica News On­line)

Leader of the DLP Roo­sevelt Sk­er­rit and leader of the main op­po­si­tion UWP Len­nox Lin­ton will square off at the polls next month.

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