OECS congratulates Roosevelt Skerrit on 5th general election win in Dominica

Flag of the Commonwealth of Dominica (Photo: OECS Media)

The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission congratulates Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and the Dominica Labour Party (DLP) on a successful election victory and return to Government.

In a statement on Saturday, December 7, Director General of the OECS Dr. Didacus Jules commended the people of the Commonwealth of Dominica for exercising their democratic right to chart their own destiny.

“The people of the Commonwealth of Dominica have spoken, and, for the fifth consecutive term, they have chosen the leadership of Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and the Dominica Labour Party.”

“We respect the will of the people of Dominica and offer our congratulations to Prime Minister Skerrit and the Government for another term in office,” said Dr. Jules.

In light of internal tensions surrounding the December 6 election, the OECS Director-General also called for constructive engagement between the members of the opposition and the DLP to promote peace and the continued recovery of the island nation from the destruction suffered during Hurricane Maria.

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit (Photo: OECS Media)

“The OECS Commission will continue to work with the Government and people of the Commonwealth of Dominica to fulfill development objectives and to build resilience in the face of extreme weather events,” added Dr. Jules.

The Dominica Labour Party (DLP) won 18 seats in the General Election on Friday and will remain in office for the fifth consecutive term.

The DLP increased its power in the Dominican General Assembly by winning three additional seats with the Lennox Linton-led United Workers Party only winning three of the 21 seats.

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