President elect Charles Savarin

President elect Charles Savarin

Charles Savarin is the new president of Dominica.

He was elected by 19 members of parliament on Monday morning.

The United Workers Party (UWP) did not attend the sitting.

Absent from the government’s side were Ian Douglas, Julius Timothy, Ronald Toulon and Tammy Jean Jacques.

The UWP had said that Savarin’s nomination is unconstitutional but Attorney General, Levi Peter, argued the nomination and election are within the bounds of the constitution.

Savarin resigned last week as a government minister and senator.

He will be inaugurated on Tuesday, October 1.