Michael Astaphan is the leader of the DFP

Michael Astaphan is the leader of the DFP

The Dominica Freedom Party (DFP) has written to the Electoral Office saying it is “gravely concerned” and “extremely troubled” by certain events in the run up to general election to take place on December 8.

“We want to go on record to officially state your office and quite frankly, the central role in which you are personally engaged, is threatening to dismantle democracy in Dominica,” leader of the DFP, Michael Astaphan said in a letter to the commission’s head, Gerald Burton.

He said the commission has failed in its duty “of ensuring that all the minimal particulars for a free and fair democratic election are in place.”

“As a result, we can say clearly at this stage that the December 8 2014 elections will not be free or fair,” he wrote.

Astaphan expressed concerns over the voters’ list about which he said the DFP has written on several occasions to the commission.

He said the commission has failed to clean up the list.

Read the full letter below.

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