Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica Website
Monday, 01 June 2020

Prime Minister Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit has called for an atmosphere of peace following the country’s general elections.

The Honourable Prime Minister made the appeal during his address to the nation on Friday, December 6th following the announcement of the election results.

“Many votes go into ballot boxes, but once the results of those votes are known we must emerge as one people, focused on the importance task of national healing and nation building. We must all now put Dominica first in communities, families, and at the national level. There must, from tonight, be peace. The essential healing and rebuilding from the events of the last few weeks can only take place in an atmosphere of restraint, respect and calm, and that is what I call for; restraint respect and calm,” the Prime Minister stated.   

Prime Minister Skerrit then called on parliamentarians to stay connected with constituents.

“The key for all of us is to stay close to the people, and we have to engage with people more. It is not sufficient to drive around with our tinted vehicles and not see the people, because politics is about people and representation of our people. And so we have to stay close to the people and I have no doubt that you will do so but I just want to remind you that is important for us to do it,” he went on to note.

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