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Dominica elections slated for Dec 6, 2022; When is the VI’s?

Dominica elections slated for Dec 6, 2022; When is the VI’s?

The people of Dominica will be heading to the polls next month.

In an address to the nation last night, November 6, 2022, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit announced that general elections would be held on Tuesday, December 6, 2022.

Skerrit said he asked the President to dissolve the current parliament effectively immediately.

Nomination day will be on Friday, November 18, 2022.

Skerrit’s DLP won an unprecedented fifth term in the December 6, 2019 elections. The DLP won 18 seats with the United Workers Party winning the remaining three seats.

The elections were constitutionally due by March 2020 but were called in December 2019.


In an address to the nation of Dominica last night, Sunday, November 6, 2022, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit announced that general elections would be held on Tuesday, December 6, 2022.

VI HoA to be dissolved in March- Premier Wheatley

Meanwhile, the Virgin Islands eagerly awaits a date for the next general elections.

The affairs of the territory are currently being run by an unelected Unity Government, which is a combination of three political parties. The coalition was formed to stave off direct rule by the United Kingdom; however, there are mixed views on whether the coalition is the right entity to take the VI forward, coming out of the Commission of Inquiry and the UK forcing the CoI recommendations and other reforms on the VI.

Elections in the VI are due by the second quarter of 2023.

Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has said the House of Assembly will be dissolved in March 2023 to pave the way for elections but has stopped short of calling a date for elections.

“The house is due to dissolve in March and, of course, we are expecting all the persons who are contesting the elections to go ahead [with campaigning] and those who are elected to defend their record,” Dr Wheatley stated in a press conference on October 28, 2022.

The February 25, 2019, elections had resulted in a landslide victory for the Virgin Islands Party (VIP).

Virgin Islands Premier and Minister of Finance Dr the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) has said the House of Assembly will be dissolved in March 2023 to pave the way for elections but has stopped short of calling a date for elections.

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