St. Vincent and the Grenadines (iWitness News) – Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves says he believes that the Dominica Labour Party (DLP) will return to office after the Dec. 6 general elections with no fewer than the 18 seats that it held in the last Parliament.
Dominicans will elect a new government in snap elections on Dec. 6, which comes three years after the ruling Dominica Labour Party (DLP) won an 18-3 victory in the general election of 2019.
Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit announced the vote in a Nov. 6 national address.
Gonsalves’ Unity Labour Party, which came to office in March 2001 and the DLP, which has been in office since 2000 are two of the longest serving parties currently in office in the Commonwealth Caribbean.
Asked last week, Gonsalves said he did not want to comment on the snap elections.
“I read what the Prime Minister of Dominica says and within the context of Dominica, … he’s in the best position to make that judgment,” Gonsalves said on NBC Radio.
He noted that Skerrit has said that he is seeking a fresh mandate because he wants to have some fresh infusions in this post-COVID period, where things have been very difficult.