OAS to observe general elections in Dominica

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USA / DOMINICA – The Organization of American States (OAS) has deployed an Electoral Observation Mission (EOM) to observe December 6, 2022, General Elections in the Commonwealth of Dominica.

The Mission is headed by former three-time prime minister of The Bahamas Perry Christie, who also served at various times as minister of finance, minister of tourism, minister of agriculture, trade and industry and leader of the opposition.

The Mission is comprised of 16 experts and observers from 10 different countries of the region. The Mission will observe areas such as electoral organization and registries, electoral technology, electoral justice, political finance and the political participation of women.

The OAS/EOM, which began its deployment on November 29, will meet with government officials, electoral authorities, political leaders and candidates, representatives of civil society and other relevant stakeholders. On Election Day, the Mission will be deployed in different constituencies to observe the voting process.

This is the fourth time that the OAS will deploy an EOM in Dominica. Following the General Elections, the Mission will present a preliminary report with its observations, along with recommendations that will seek to support the strengthening of the electoral processes in the country.

This OAS Mission is possible thanks to the financial contributions of Canada, Italy, Korea, Peru, and the United States.

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