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General election in Dominica today

Dominicans will vote today for a new government in a snap general election called by Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit.
 
The election, which comes two years ahead of the constitutional deadline, is being boycotted by the main opposition political parties.
 
Mr Skerrit, who has been Prime Minister since 2004, is among six Dominica Labour Party (DLP) candidates already assured of a seat in the 21-member Parliament after they were nominated unopposed for the election that the opposition parties have described as a sham.
 
The Electoral Office said 45 candidates will contest the 15 remaining seats with the DLP contesting all of them.
 
Team Unity Dominica has candidates in five constituencies and there are 10 independents.
 
On Monday Chief Electoral Officer Ian Michael Anthony reminded voters of the secrecy of the ballot, adding that the protection of that secrecy is of ultimate importance and guaranteed by law.
 
       
 


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