Friday 29 May, 2020

Voting underway in Dominica Elections

Voters from Linton voted at the Goodwill School this morning Dominica goes to the polls.

Voters from Linton voted at the Goodwill School this morning Dominica goes to the polls.

Today Dominica will decide who will govern them for the next five years.

Will Roosevelt Skerrit get an unprecedented fourth term in office? Or will today’s election signal a changing of the guard in Dominica’s government? 

Member of the elections commission, Wayne James, said this election is especially critical to the future of Dominica.

He believes that the highest ever voter turnout will be recorded, as Dominicans have voiced their discontent with Skerrit and what they describe as his flagrant disregard of their needs.

When the polls opened at 7 am, scores of people were gathered outside the Goodwill Primary School in Roseau North, waiting to cast their vote.

The Roseau North constituency is currently held by the United Workers' Party's Daniel Lugay. The current MP is hoping to once again win this seat for his party.

He goes up against the Democratic Labour Party's Joseph Isaac.

Loop is on the ground in Dominica and will continue to monitor the election proceedings today.

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