The Dominica Labour Party had a resounding victory at the polls on Friday December 6 as Dominicans gave the party the mandate for an unprecedented fifth consecutive term in office.
Led by the Hon Prime Minister and representative for the Vieille Case constituency, Roosevelt Skerrit the party was able to create history lastnight amidst a week of protest action and civil disobedience.
Preliminary results gives the DLP 18 of 21 seats with the United Workers Party collecting three seats, three less than the 2014 general elections. The UWP lost the Roseau Central, Roseau South and Wesley constituencies to the DLP.
Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit addressed the nation at 9:00pm on Friday thanking Dominicans for giving his party the mandate and promising to continue developing Dominica as the party’s “legacy of development of Dominica and Dominica’s stands, for the world to see.”
“We took over a country that was broke and undeveloped and transformed it. Dominica has come from far and is now positioned to be one of the leaders in our region,” Skerrit said.
A number of observer missions are on island including the Organisation of American States. The OAS will make a statement on Saturday afternoon. The CARICOM Observer Mission also observed this general election and will hold a press briefing at 2:00pm today Saturday December 7.
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