Chief elections officer, Steven LaRocque, has confirmed that 44 candidates have been nominated for the December 8 2014 general election in Dominica.
Nomination Day was held in Dominica on Wednesday.
The major political parties, the Dominica Labour Party (DLP) and the United Workers Party (UWP), have each fielded in 21 candidates, while there are two independents.
In Portsmouth the son of former prime minister Roosevelt Douglas (Cabral Douglas), an Australian-trained attorney is one independent candidate while Jerome Lavershire is the other.
Lavashire was nominated in the Cottage constituency.
Lavashire has recently said he had received overwhelming support as a “potential candidate” for the UWP but the party’s Executive Committee subsequently told him that he was not chosen to contest that seat.
Prime minister, Roosevelt Skerrit, was nominated in his Vieille Case constituency, while leader of the United Workers Party, Lennox Linton, was nominated in Marigot.