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Dominica's political parties agree to electoral code of conduct

Published:Saturday | November 15, 2014 | 2:00 PM

The governing Dominica Labour Party (DLP) and the country’s main opposition United Workers Party (UWP) have agreed to adhere to the provisions of an electoral code of conduct ahead of the December 8 general elections.



The code was proposed by the Dominica Christian Council and seeks to provide moral and spiritual guidance to both parties for a free and fair election.



It requires that political representatives from both sides address issues and avoid character assassination, half-truths and misrepresentations designed to confuse issues and to avoid misleading and or bribing voters.



The election is expected to be a straight contest between the DLP and the UWP for control of the 21-seat Parliament.



The DLP won 18 seats compared to three for the UWP in the last elections.



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