The Commonwealth has confirmed that it has sent an observer group ahead of Friday’s elections.
Chair of the Commonwealth Observer Group, Zainab Hawa Bangura leads the group.
She is Sierra Leone’s former Minister for Foreign and International Affairs and former Under Secretary-General at the United Nations.
She also assures the nation that the team, which arrived on November 27th and leaves on Dec 13, respects Dominica and its democratic processes.
The Commonwealth Observer Group comprises persons drawn from across the 53 members of the Commonwealth, including the Caribbean, Africa, Asia and Europe.
Bangura says the team brings a wealth of experience from across the social and political spectrum including political representation, electoral administration, rule of law and justice, civil society, media, security as well as women’s and youth matters.
Read the full statement here: Arrival Statement Dominica Dec 2019