Q95’s Global View on Q host Sheridan Gregoire (Mr G) emphasizes the need for electoral & campaign finance reforms to ensure all political parties play on a level field & free & fair elections fortify democracy
The host of Q95’s Global View on Q, Sheridan Gregoire (Mr G), reviews a statement by DLP regime leader Roosevelt Skerrit that has left him with many questions. He notes that Mr. Skerrit's statement concerning the delayed report of Sir Denis Byron, to the effect that- ‘If you have only partof the report and the laws, give them to us, - needs to be broken down so as to help the people gain clarity and ensure that everyone is on the same page. He emphasized the imperative for patriotic people to understand the purpose of the gathering to be held on 31st May,and their rights that are being demanded. He noted that there must also be consideration given to how this gathering will impact communities.
Gregoire highlights that there are different political parties in the country, and that no one party should have more privilege than any other, asthe need for electoral & campaign finance reforms and free and fair elections is paramount in any democratic society. It ensures that all political parties have equal opportunities and that no one party can dominate the system. Meantime, although the report on electoral reform is taking longer than expected, a snap election was held by the DLP regime, yet they say they eagerly await the phase 2 report of the electoral reform consultant.
He questions whether the apparently very illusive electoral reform that is being sought is the same as what Antigua, Jamaica, and other nations have achieved in very quick time, such as the registration of voters in Dominica. Gregoire made the observation that the big deal over knowing where you live really defies logic. He also emphasizes that residency refers to where you actually live, your normal place of abode, not the number of days spent abroad, and that should be the factor for voting eligibility.
He advocated that knowing the specific factor that determines your eligibility is crucial for exercising your right to vote. There must be no ambiguity and complete clarity about the manner in which this information is conveyed. Gregoire emphasizes the need for those promoting and demanding electoral reform to be precise in their demands and clearly articulate the specific changes they want to see. The significance of this cannot be overstated, as it is essential for everyone who is eligible to vote, to have a clear understanding of the laws and procedures for voting.
Host of the Global View on Q, Sheridan Gregoire.
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