Dominica’s current president Dr. Nicholas Liverpool

Consultation to select a new Head of State for Dominica gets underway on Wednesday.

Dominica News Online has been reliably informed that Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit is expected to meet with opposition leader Hector John to begin the process of selecting a new president.

The Constitution of Dominica states, “whenever the office of the President is vacant or the term of office of the president is due to expire within not more than 90 days, the Prime Minister shall consult with the Leader of the opposition as to their nomination of a suitable candidate for election as President”.

Reports indicate that opposition leader Hector John was handed an invitation last week, one week prior to the consultation.

While there is no official word yet on the choice for the new president, reports suggest that retired public servant Eluid Williams is next in line for the position.

The island’s current president, Dr. Nicholas Liverpool, is due to end his second term as Head of State next year, but there are indications that he might leave earlier because of ill health.