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UWP Deputy Leader, Joshua Francis, exits the Political Arena

Former Roseau South MP and Deputy Leader of the United Workers Party Joshua Francis has announced his exit from politics- for the second time since the December 2019 general elections.

Francis who suffered a 2194-1938 defeat at the hands of the Dominica Labour Party’s Chekira Lockhart Hypolite had previously said he would step aside, only to rethink that decision.

But this time Francis says after “ruminating and observations in recent weeks” he has decided that exiting is the best decision for him and for Dominica.

In a Facebook post, Sunday, Francis said it was a distinguished honour and privilege to serve in the capacity of Member of Parliament from 2014-2019 and thanked the United Workers Party, Parliamentarians, Roseau South and Dominica.

He wished for better days for Dominica and a more tolerant, united and progressive society. Dominica has a lot of potential, he wrote, and is capable of doing much better.

In his goodbye message, Francis said he hoped the nation and its people would be less destructive, instead focus on building others and building country.

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