OAS to observe Dominica elections

Washington – The Organisation of American States (OAS) has deployed an Electoral Observation Mission (EOM) to observe the upcoming general elections in the Commonwealth of Dominica.

The OAS said the mission is headed by former two-time Prime Minister of The Bahamas Perry Christie, who also served at various times as Minister of Finance, Minister of Tourism, Minister of Agriculture, Trade and Industry and Leader of the Opposition.

It comprises 16 experts and observers from 10 different countries of the region, the OAS said.

“The mission will observe areas such as electoral organization and registries, electoral technology, electoral justice, political finance and the political participation of women,” the OAS said.

It said that the EOM, which began its deployment on November 29, will meet with government officials, electoral authorities, political leaders and candidates, representatives of civil society and other relevant stakeholders.

On Election Day, the mission will be deployed in different constituencies to observe the voting process

According to the OAS, this is the fourth time that it will deploy an EOM in Dominica.

Following the general elections, the OAS said the mission will present a preliminary report with its observations, “along with recommendations that will seek to support the strengthening of the electoral processes in the country”. (CMC)

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