Attorney General Levi Peter has called for a unified approach from trade unions, political parties, and stakeholders following the presentation of the final document for electoral reform for Dominica.
The final document from Eminent Caribbean Jurist, Sir Dennis Byron was presented during a function held at the State House Conference Centre last week.
Sir Byron was tasked by the Government of Dominica to be the sole commissioner to advance efforts towards electoral reform in Dominica.
“I hope we can get to the point that we can accept that we have an electoral process, that we engage in it, and that we respect the results of that process and once the election is done we come together as a unified nation to seek to improve our nation for all of our benefits, to the maximum that we can,” he said.
Attorney Peter continued, “I hope that we all wish, honestly and seriously, to get over that hurdle of electoral reform and to get to a position where we can comfortably engage in the electoral process as one people, one nation.”
He added, “We may have different colours, different stripes, different religions, different political parties, different football and cricket teams, and other differences that we may have.”
According to Attorney Peter when the next election comes around, “we fight, as some may say we fight like hell and that’s fine.”
He said that’s what the electoral process in a democracy is about.
“You fight fairly within the electoral system, within the rules, then you accept that there is a winner, whoever is the loser is magnanimous, recognizing and accepting the winner and we all proceed to develop this beautiful land of ours,” Attorney Peter noted.
Furthermore, he said it is with the view of achieving this, that the government saw it fit to try to arrive at a situation where all could engage, hopefully, honestly in the process of advancement of electoral reform or electoral modernization in Dominica.