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Preliminary Report of the Electoral Observation Mission of the OAS in the Commonwealth of Dominica for the December 6 General Elections

  December 7, 2019

The Electoral Observation Mission of the Organization of American States (OAS/EOM) present in the Commonwealth of Dominica for the General Elections of December 6 congratulates the people of Dominica on their peaceful and enthusiastic participation in yesterday’s electoral process.

Led by the former Prime Minister of The Bahamas, the Right Honourable Hubert Ingraham, the Mission comprised 20 experts and observers from 14 countries, who deployed throughout the 21 constituencies of Dominica to observe the poll. The Mission conducted a substantive analysis of key aspects of the electoral process, including electoral organization and technology, the voters’ list, electoral justice, campaign financing and the political participation of women.

The Mission arrived in the country on November 30. To learn about preparations for the process, and to hear different perspectives on the elections, the Mission engaged with a range of stakeholders, including electoral and government authorities, political parties and candidates, civil society actors and other observer missions. The Mission’s experts also scrutinized available legislation, regulations, processes and procedures in these areas, to ensure a full understanding of the current context.

The Mission congratulates the Government on its new term in office and notes that this reflects the will of the people. The Mission welcomes the invitation extended by the Prime Minister to the Leader of the Opposition to collaborate in bridging the political divide that currently exists in the country...

The full report is available here

Reference: S-029/19