Opposition Leader says UWP opposes DLP proposed amendments to Electoral Laws, but PM Skerrit says it is up the Commission
Opposition Leader Lennox Linton says the UWP opposes the Dominica Labour Party’s proposed amendments to Electoral Laws, and that it will continue to inform and educate the public, on what he described as a "savage assault " on Dominica’s electoral democracy.
He says the UWP will take appropriate action when necessary, but they will continue to advocate through educational campaigns across the country, and explain the implications of the DLP proposed amendments.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Skerrit says what his government has done, is that it presented a paper to the Electoral Commission, which contains the Dominica Labour Party’s recommendations as to the changes it would like to see in the Electoral Laws.
Mr Skerrit claims that his government has not imposed any amendments on the commission, but is saying to them, that with respect to Electoral Reform, “these are the recommendations of the government and the party in office.”
According to Mr Skerrit, it is now left to the commission to determine how it is going to deal with these recommendations from the DLP Administration.
However, in the final analysis, the Dominica Labour Party has a majority in Parliament, and the majority always carries the vote in Parliament.
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