Dominica: In the recent updates about the Snap General Elections held in Dominica yesterday, December 6, Dominica Labour Party has sealed the win for the sixth time with a significant margin of nineteen (19) seats out of a total of Twenty-one (21) seats.

Dr Roosevelt Skerrit once again claimed the position of Dominican Prime Minister for the 5th consecutive time.

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In his speech, He addressed and thanked all the supporters and voters of the nation for showing up and voting for the betterment of the country.

Prime Minister Skerrit further stated that the Dominica Labour Party was only able to win with such a majority in nineteen (19) constituencies because of the sheer support and love from the public of Dominica. He specifically acknowledged the highest voter turnout from Castle Bruce this year.

Furthermore, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit maintained the winning streak of the Dominica Labour Party in the snap general elections for the sixth time with a high majority which indicated the choice of the people in Dominica.
As per the statistics, the Dominica Labour party has been serving the nation since 2000 under the leadership and vision of Rosie Douglas and Dr Roosevelt Skerrit.

After the results were announced yesterday, it has been reported that out of 21 seats, six individual candidates participated in the elections, resulting in DLP ruling the constituencies.

The Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, secured the win for his party while remaining the representative of the Constituency of vielle Case. The parliamentary face for the constituency of Roseau Valley will be Dr Irving McIntyre for the coming five years. Darren Pinard, Roland Royer, Lakeyia Lennicia Jamelle Joseph and Jullen B.G Defoe will continue to serve as the parliamentary representatives of the Colihaut, cottage, Paix Bouche, along with Savanne Constituencies, respectively.

Moreover, as per the updates, Vince Henderson of DLP secured the win by 1139 votes, around (97.60%) margin from Grand Bay Constituency. On the other hand, Team Unity Dominica’s Lyndon peters managed to bag the second position with just 17 votes, which is around (1.46%).

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Melissa Poponne-Skerrit got 1023 votes (92.00%) and will continue to represent Roseau Central Area. About 48 votes (4.32%) were claimed by another independent candidate named Karshma Richards.

Further statistics from the voting were shared, in which Octavia Alfred got a total of 782 (85.09%) votes in yesterday’s elections from Castle Bruce Constituency. Kelvin Cadette, an individual contender, bagged 137(14.91%) votes in the bank.

From the constituency of La Plaine, Dr Cassandra Williams gained 690 (94.65%) votes. Jason Fontaine was voted with just 39 votes (5.35%) from TUD.

Additionally, Cassani C Laville sealed 2016 votes (96.18%) and remained as Parl Rep of Mahaut. Dunstan Peters managed to get only 80 votes in the elections, which is around (3.83%).

Furthermore, Gretta Bernadette Roberts won by 571 votes (76.64%) from the area of Grand Fond, whereas the opposition candidate got just 174 seats (23.46%).

Fenella Wenham claimed 916 (88.93%) votes during the contest and will continue as the representative of Portsmouth.

Miriam Alethea Blanchard of Roseau North successfully managed to seal 1476 (87.70%) votes, while the other candidate won only 115 and 92 votes each.

When the results were declared, 1739 (81.34%) votes were bagged in the bank of Chekira Nikisha Sara Lockhart of Roseau South. In the opposition, both other candidates won by just 312 and 87 votes.

Cozier Pius Frederick of Salybia won 334 votes and will serve as Parl Rep . in contrast, and the individual contender won 165 votes (33.07%).

The constituency of St Joseph claimed a win by 91 (91.92%) votes under the leadership of Darron Tevin Lloyd of DLP. Two aspirants from the opposite parties won 3 and 4 votes, and TUD got just one vote.

Denise Charles won by 1236 (94.14%) votes from Soufriere Constituency, whereas Tahira Blanchard claimed only 77 votes (5.86%). Fidel Grant bagged about 717 votes (70.99%) from Wesley Constituency.

The constituency of Gregory Riviere lost the election seats after gaining 329 votes (39.83%). Anthony S. Charles, an independent contender, won by 491 votes (59.44%).

History of Dominica Elections:
Dominican elections history is connected to 1951 when the country was still under British influence.

The elections were held for the legislative council, and the governor appointed all the members.

As per the records, a new constitution was introduced in 1951, and the constitution made way for universal adult suffrage into the voting system in a direct election. The people of Dominica were free to elect their representative for the first time in history with immediate influence.

First ever elections were held on MAY 16. In 1951, Dominica Labour Party got their first win as a political party under Edward Le Blanc, who became Dominica’s first-ever Prime Minister.

Later in the year 1967, the House of Assembly replaced the Legislative Council, and in 1968, the first election to this government body was conducted.

The two most dominant parties of that period included Dominica Labour Party (DLP) and the United Workers Party (UWP). During the period, DLP enjoyed a majority in the house.

Dominica gained independence In the year 1978 from the rule of the United Kingdom, followed by which first post-independence elections that took place in 1980. DLP won the elections firsthand, and Le Blanc became the Prime Minister and ruled till 1995.

Since then, the Island has been ruled by four Prime Ministers, and Roosevelt Skerrit has served the nation since 2004 when he was elected as the Prime Minister.

The general elections were held on December 6 2019, resulting in the Labour Party’s victory. DLP won 18 seats out of 21 in that election.

Dominica has experienced significant progress under its Prime Ministers’ leadership, with the Island’s people demonstrating a solid commitment to democracy.