UPDATE: Michael Coipel tops Canefield Urban Council elections

voteA recount of votes from the Canefield Urban Council elections has confirmed that Michael Coipel  has topped the polls.

He received a total of 187 votes.

In second place is Michael Timothy with 181 votes while third place went to Jefferson McPherson with 179 votes.

The current chairman of the council, Simeon Albert, emerged fourth with 178 votes. He has held the post of chairman for the past 13 years.

The polls took place on Monday.

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57 Comments

  1. Ms Kubuli
    September 19, 2013

    ok now allu can come and remove dem flyers all over the place. They already turning into litter

  2. Hmmmmm
    September 18, 2013

    Does all the hooplah really matter since the government has the power to appoint anyone as chairperson?

    Anyway Mr. Coipel serve your people well regardless.

  3. BIG MISTAKE
    September 18, 2013

    Mr Coipel must understand the rules of council election he knows the minister dont appoint a chair man , it is after 3 individuals are selected by the minister , that they sit with the five elected members and vote for a chairman among them the minister have nothing to do with that , I voted coipel ,but he is uprising me ,he must remember he could not keep C A H U R together it failed, NOW HE IS TALKING ABOUT PROTEST, SIMEON DID NOT LOST AT THE POLES COIPEL GOT 187 VOTES SIMEON GOT 178 VOTES so why mr coipel u are saying canefield people rejected him and he won, can u explain, U BROUGHT POLITICS IN THE COUNCIL STOP YOUR BITTERNESS ALWAYS REMEMBER C A H U R WAS A FAILURE UNDER YOUR LEADERSHIP, I VOTED YOU MY FAMILY VOTED U BUT I REGRET I EVER DID

  4. tom
    September 18, 2013

    weh weh weh weh weh weh weh weh weh weh weh

  5. proud dominican
    September 18, 2013

    congrats and hope u will serve ur commuinty and people well. i no u can do it. all the best waiting to hear ur plans . but i still believe u should be the chairman the votes justify that the people want u .

  6. BRAIN DAMAGE
    September 18, 2013

    Congrats to mr. Coipyyyyyyyy and his team. Remember to tie your waist and to pull your socks.

  7. Dr.Birdie
    September 17, 2013

    Remember people that at a Council election people vote for 5 candidates not one. 187 for M C,181 M T
    179 J M P and Simeon Albert 178 Copiel lead by only 9 votes so how did Simeon lost 187/178 is the same amount both of them have a 1 an 8 and a 7 so any how you turn it is Albert and the M C that tie so Albert should continue as the chairman The M C cant lead any thing he killed CAHAU he could not even organize a demonstration if is on that those greedy for power thinking they going to win election think again for not even dream the UWP can dream they are in Government.

  8. LATITUDED810
    September 17, 2013

    what people that hvae spoken you winn by 8 out of more that a thousand people, i am a labourite but i still voted for michael because he is a friend and that is not national politics so if that what you are using to determine who wins next election you have a rude awakening

  9. him
    September 17, 2013

    They DISCARD SIMEON. It was about time.
    Congrats to you Coipel!

  10. Patriot
    September 17, 2013

    The people has spoken and their decision must be respected! If someone is not performing they must be dicarded..That is our democratic right

  11. iDoeNoBut . .
    September 17, 2013

    congrats to Coipel for topping the polls.
    but wait a while. . i hope the readers know that this is all he did. top the polls!
    So
    congrats to the old/new council chairman, Simeon!

    I’m sure Simeon now wishes that he had allowed a certain sexual molestation case to see the light of day!

  12. kim
    September 17, 2013

    we are looking at coipel and what he is going to do for canefield.i hope he do not do the same thing he critisizing simeon for

  13. SkerritDoThat
    September 17, 2013

    Wow simeon albert lost. Better luck next time buddy.

    • time is now
      September 17, 2013

      come on this man seat there for 13 years you can see the people that vote for him is red people not for nothing that he did after 13 years if it was me I would take a rest but you can see its free money so his holding on to free money thats what the pm is all about free all this starts from the top

  14. Anonymous
    September 17, 2013

    But wait! You mean to tell me less than 200 people voted and that is a victory for UWP? How many persons are on the voters list in Canefield? We need to hear statistics. Local government must be separated from central government. Too much party politics.

    • ?
      September 17, 2013

      Simeon could not convince the people to turn out and vote for him? SHAME ON YOU SIMEON!
      CONGRATS TO COIPEL!

    • One Love
      September 17, 2013

      petter made a whole motorcade on a two vote margin

    • no name
      September 18, 2013

      If I am right I think I counted 725 votes there, and I presume that there were more, so were do you see only 200

  15. Slow
    September 17, 2013

    Hmmmmmmmm way papa mi more row row, coipel we going to see change, i am waiting.

  16. octo
    September 17, 2013

    There is always a recount. Be it a council or national elections. Check the laws governing such.

  17. Curious
    September 17, 2013

    One vote can make a difference between winning during General Elections so why isn’t 8 votes significant enough to say the people made their choice?.

  18. Doc. Love
    September 17, 2013

    If I was in Skeritt’s place, I would take those results very seriously. A member of the executive, a persons who has been trying to convince Dominicans regularly how great the labor Government is performing and to have lost a important election just before the next General Election, must signal a serious alarm. I must caution Mr. Coipel, expect the going to be rough until the UWP gets into office. Three strikes for Mr.Lennox Linton because, we know on which political party’s ship Mr. Coipel is sailing . First, the discarding of AliX Knights, second, the massive crowd in lagoon and third, the defeat of Simeon, executive member of the DLP.

  19. Gwatelle
    September 17, 2013

    Bonjaiiiii – is change coming?

  20. fool ur selves
    September 17, 2013

    dat result is no different from the others in the canefield urban council
    canefield is the capital of the blues in the mahaut constituency ok so dats expected….the DLP is not very strong in canefield…last elections blackmore got the fewest votes there…so dats no swing…my word …y is it dat some people get so carried away nuh…swing/trend my foot….lol I shivering…….

    • Asterix
      September 17, 2013

      @Fool ur Selves: I believe you are the one being fooled. What has the urban council elections to do with blue and red and blackmoore? Urban council elections is not about party politics.

    • Anonymous
      September 17, 2013

      If it was the other way around you would be singing
      a different tune.

  21. Ragboy
    September 17, 2013

    They can’t stop the change that’s coming. Go Copiel go!

  22. C
    September 17, 2013

    Sadly the government have perfected a system of installing losing candidates as chairperson. People better be vigilant to prevent them from hijacking…

    • Dominiquen
      September 17, 2013

      That system started under the Freedom Party, it was used in Portsmouth Town Council Elections back then. :?:

      • Observer
        September 17, 2013

        It was also used in the Roseau City Council when a famous Grove Lady became Mayor. Remember, it was between 1995-2000. We have selected memories, don’t we?

      • mang Rovers
        September 17, 2013

        Who did the Freedom Party instilled as Mayor of Portmouth. Please backup your statement. Stop blaming others and examine your own actions.Freedom Party was 39 years ago yet we justify our failures on we what Freedom Party did 30 years ago .
        My friend it seems like your party is emulating what is to you the bad things done by the Freedom Party what about the great thngs that was done by the Freedom Party. Thus far your party has not met a fraction of the economic prosperity that Freedom Party brought to Dominica.

  23. Lol!
    September 17, 2013

    After how the people stood up against the nomination of ABK as president, I don’t think Gloria Shillingford would want to test the waters by…

  24. T mama
    September 17, 2013

    Mr Coipel…Congrats…just do what you have to do….serve the people well…

  25. Lets be Real
    September 17, 2013

    Alas allyu can make a mountain out of a molehill. You mean less that 200 persons voted in |Canelfield and right away that is change for the Mahaut…

  26. Marcus Hill
    September 17, 2013

    Congratulations Coipel and your team.

    I just hope that they don’t install the past Chaimain as the New Chairman. After all the guy came 4th in the…

  27. Marcus Hill
    September 17, 2013

    Congratulations Coipel and your team.

    I just hope that they don’t install the past Chaimain as the New Chairman. After all the guy came 4th in…

  28. kj
    September 17, 2013

    Is P.M. Skerritt from Canefield. DLP has nothing to do with this. The canefield residents wanted a change here it is.

    • Chupes
      September 17, 2013

      They do because at the last elections Mr. Albert did not get the highest votes but was installed as the chairman by the Minister for community affairs Mrs G. Shillingford which totally went against what the people wanted. This time the people have spoken, so let’s see what the next move is in this chess game…

  29. Birdie
    September 17, 2013

    Sadly the government will turn around and appoint Simeon like a bridle on the people of the Urban council and Canefield, refusing to take a hint…

  30. shy
    September 17, 2013

    Congratulation to Mr Copiel and his team, indeed change is a must not an option, now let me see what Gloria going to do this time around we waiting…

  31. Family feud
    September 17, 2013

    What hell. recount just for all u to voulier simeon is fourth place last cacarat heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  32. Anonymous
    September 17, 2013

    Congratulations to Mr Coipel and his team!

  33. :)
    September 17, 2013

    :lol: I think Albert thought he was there forever. Change has come! More changes to come.

  34. Lougaoo Mem
    September 17, 2013

    Congrats to Mr. Michael Copiel! The winds of change is in the air. Take note Dominica, the time is now to get the whole country back on track…

  35. Dominica BFF in UK
    September 17, 2013

    Yea de beginning of change in Dominica. These people want to sit bck for years in office in nothing n in their idle senseless mind deeply believing…

  36. sindy
    September 17, 2013

    Mr. Coipel is a worker and trust me we will see changes. We need more street lights in the Canefield East area especially the entrance of…

    • mado
      September 17, 2013

      oh yes I love this man

      • iDoeNoBut . .
        September 17, 2013

        ok mr Mado, he loves you back

  37. Anonymous
    September 17, 2013

    It was about time Dominicans woke up…The canefield people have started for us!CHANGE IS A MUST NOT AN OPTION!!! SKERRIT and his CABAL MUST GO!

    • cucooon
      September 17, 2013

      stupppiddddd foool

  38. Words
    September 17, 2013

    The changes have just begun to take place!!! More change is coming… hold tight!!! (MY BODY SHIVERS)

  39. The Man from The U.S
    September 17, 2013

    A victory against a government ally. Victory for the opposition members.

  40. London
    September 17, 2013

    Very interesting development in the Mahaut/Canefield constituency! Can the victory of Copeil and his team be interpreted as an indication of a swing…

  41. politicalcorrectness
    September 17, 2013

    yes finally…the council belongs to the ppl…not simeon :-D :lol: :-P

    • Real ting
      September 17, 2013

      With the backward system by which council elections operate lets hope that after the Minister’s contribution is made the voice of the people will be…

  42. September 17, 2013

    congrats coipel and your team good job

  43. Interesting
    September 17, 2013

    Why should there be a recount. When it was the current chairman there was no recount. We voted for copiel get used to it. Change is a must not an…

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