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ELECTORAL REFORM GROUP TO HOST PANEL DISCUSSION

A group of Church, Business, Trade Unions and Civil Society leaders who have taken up the cause of electoral reform here, will host a panel discussion on Thursday at the Dominica Public Service Union Building.

 

Organizers say they have extended an invitation to the Chief Elections Officer, the Chairman of the Electoral Commission, the Attorney General and Senior Counsel Anthony Astaphan to broaden the discussion on the way forward in achieving electoral reform prior to the next general elections.

 

The main objective of the panel discussion is to help the general public understand the electoral process and the reform or enhancement requirements that are possible at this stage in view of the pending general elections, a release from the group states.

 

The group says it recognizes the authority of the Electoral Commission in ensuring a free and fair electoral process and appeals to the stakeholders, political parties and the general public to assist in whatever way possible to facilitate the process.

The panel discussion begins at 7 p.m.

 

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