Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, and the Permanent Representative of Dominica to the Organization, Hubert Charles, on Wednesday signed an agreement for an Electoral Observation Mission (EOM) for the general election scheduled here for December 8.
The agreement was signed at the OAS Headquarters in Washington DC and it stipulates the conditions for the work of the mission.
Insulza expressed his conviction that “Dominica will have a normal and peaceful electoral process.”
According to him the OAS has been present “in 54 elections in the Caribbean since 1962” and this will be the second EOM in Dominica.
Charles said “we are very pleased and happy with the presence of the OAS,” and said he hopes the report prepared by the EOM “will be run on a very professional level.”
The OAS has appointed Adam Blackweel as the chief of the mission and the team will be composed of observers from Antigua and Barbuda, Canada, Chile, the United States and Venezuela.
The team arrives in Dominica today (Wednesday) and will hold meetings with representatives of political parties, government officials, media and social organizations.
In the December 8 poll, the incumbent Dominica Labour Party will be facing the United Workers Party.