The UWP has issued an open letter seeking assistance in Securing Free and Fair Elections in Dominica. Electoral reform has been a cry of the UWP for several years and this letter is no different.
According to the letter, there has been a growing and calculated campaign by the ruling Dominica Labour Party (DLP) to secure a win at the polls at all costs and in the process subvert the honest and noble tradition of free and fair elections in our country.
Listing what they described as egregious violations to Dominica’s Constitution, the UWP says these violations have erased any semblance of free and fair elections in Dominica and have been highlighted by the reports presented by the OAS Electoral Observer Missions for the 2009 and 2014 national elections.
Therefore, the UWP supports the OAS’ recommendations to government, directly related to promoting electoral reforms: (1) a comprehensive update of the voters list; (2) implementation of a voter identification system; (3) enactment of campaign finance regulations; (4) review of the electoral boundaries; and (5) review of the legislation governing the eligibility of votes.
The UWP appeals for support in their initiative in calling for comprehensive electoral reform, and in this regard, to send a communication to the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica to remind it of its continuing obligations as enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights as regards ensuring elections with integrity.
Current and past news stories.