Electoral Reform Meeting

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The committee set up by a group of church, business and civil society leaders to tackle electoral reform here in Dominica, will later today issue a report at a meeting with various constituents.

The meeting will be held at the conference room of the Dominica Public Service Union building on Valley Road.

The committee which met on Monday to deliver its interim report says recommendations were submitted to the Electoral Commission on February 26, 2019 and will later today issue the findings in further details.

“Ater meetings with all the stakeholders we have compiled an interim report which we have dispatched with all stakeholders. We have requested another meeting with the electoral commission at which we plan to discuss the interim report. We will be taking the report at a meeting with our various constituents  today Tuesday 9th April at 4:30pm at the conference room of the DPSU. The report will be discussed then.”

Meantime, member of the Dominica Bar Association, John E. Charles says they’re hoping for reasonable compromise during today’s meeting.

“Let me explain to you certain things, its almost 2 years since talking about electoral reform, we are yet to see a report and recommendations from the commission, we are yet to see recommendations and a report from the executive. There has been some papers circulating from the CCM(Concerned Citizens Movement) and the UWP, I have not seen any document from the Freedom party.”

Charles went on that they went on to have an opinion and also have dialogue with the key stakeholders which were very cordial informative and productive.

He also stated that the constituents are going to receive this report and also the general public.

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