Dominica's two political leaders have signed unto the Election Code of Conduct ahead of next week's general election.
Dominica's President Charles Savarin on Wednesday met with Prime Minister Roosevelt Sherri and representatives of the Dominica labour Party - DLP, and opposition leader Lennox Linton a n d representatives of the United Workers Party - UWP.
Bishop of Roseau, the Superintendent Minister of the Methodist Church as well as the Chief Parliamentary Council and the Solicitor General also attended the talks.
Representatives of both parties expressed their concerns over the current political climate in the lead up to the general election, and the opposition emphasized that this was due to the lack of electoral reform.
After they aired their views and there was an intervention by representatives of the Church, PM Skerrit gave a commitment to promote the peace and dissuade anyone from engaging in civil disobedience of any kind.
He also said he will continue to call on his supporters to seek the peace and abide by the law.
And the Opposition leader gave an assurance that his party will be an instrument of peace, and will speak the language of non-violence and non-confrontation.
At the end of the talks, both leaders singed the Electoral code of conduct. They pledged too among other things, to uphold the laws regarding the conduct of elections, and avoid half-truths and misrepresentations which may confuse issues and mislead the electorate.
The parties have also promised to avoid all forms of violence, and to diffuse any situation which may lead to violence.
UWP Leader reiterates call for police investigation into PM Skerrit and cabinet's alleged involvement in the sale of diplomatic passports
Opposition Leader Lennox Linton is still calling for a police investigation and a commission of inquiry into PM Skerrit and his administration's alleged involvement in the sale of diplomatic passports.
Linton made the call in a video address on Wednesday as he charged that there was clear evidence of wrong-doing documented in an Al Jazeera investigative program aired this week which alleged several Caribbean Countries with Citizenship by Investment Programs were selling diplomatic passports to people who make significant financial contributions to political parties.
The UWP Leader said it must be established exactly what went on to facilitate the Skerrit government's issuing of diplomatic passports to some foreigners including Alireza Monfared who was recently jailed for embezzlement in Iran.