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Court sides with Dominican gov’t in challenge of President election

Published:Wednesday | January 15, 2014 | 10:01 AM

(CMC):

The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court of Appeal has ruled in favour of the Dominican government in a case challenging the election of former public servant Eluid Williams as President last year.




Williams was sworn in as Dominica’s seventh head of state on September 7 last year after Dr Nicholas Liverpool demitted office a year earlier due to ill-health.



Williams, who received 21 votes during the voting in the Dominica parliament, was the nominee of the ruling Dominica Labour Party government.



Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and the Speaker of the House of Assembly Alix Boyd Knights had filed an appeal challenging the decision of Justice Lionel Jones to dismiss an application to strike out a challenge by Opposition Leader Hector John of the main opposition United Workers Party to the nomination Williams.



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