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Skerrit wins Dominica landslide

Published:Saturday | December 7, 2019 | 12:35 AM


Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has emerged from a “bruising” campaign to claim victory in Friday’s general election and immediately extended an olive branch to the main opposition United Workers Party to work together for the future socioeconomic development of Dominica.

While the Electoral Commission has not declared any preliminary result from the 10-hour voting exercise, unofficial reports indicated that the ruling Dominica Labour Party had won as many as 18 of the 21 seats in the Parliament.

“I want to thank you for giving me the honour and privilege of serving you as prime minister, and for electing the Dominica Labour Party as your government. We are humbled and grateful for your continued confidence and support,” Skerrit said in a radio and television broadcast.

He said that there “is no doubt that the election campaign was a bruising one” and that he wanted to take the opportunity to thank all persons who voted.

“It was Labour’s contention from the very outset that the ballot box is fair and legitimate expression of what people want. It was always Labour’s preferred choice over the divisive rhetoric and actions which put nationals in fear, harmed our social fabric, our economy and our international reputation,” Skerrit said.