Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has held what he says were constructive talks with Sir Dennis Byron on the Electoral Reform report, submitted to the Government of Dominica in December.
Mr. Skerrit told a press conference earlier this week, the consultation with the renowned Caribbean jurist took place on Monday, January 23.
“It was a very constructive engagement where we looked at some of his recommendations. I really have no difficulties with the recommendations. I have reminded him of the urgency of getting it out of the way. Ideally, the Government would like to go to parliament before the next session of parliament that is to say before June 30th, 2023, “ he said.
Sir Byron told Skerrit that left off to him, that all things considered, “we can go to parliament in April of this year to pass the necessary legislation,” Prime Minister Skerrit said.
The Government of Dominica engaged Sir Dennis Byron in 2020 to advance efforts toward electoral reform.
Electoral reform has been a hotly debated issue among Dominica’s political parties for several years, and was a front burner issue in the lead up to the December 6, 2022 polls.