Prime minister and opposition leader to consult on appointment of new president

first_img Share Share Tweet Share Sharing is caring!center_img LocalNews Prime minister and opposition leader to consult on appointment of new president by: – August 14, 2012 31 Views   5 comments President Dr. Nicholas J. O. Liverpool, D.A.H Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit and Opposition Leader Hector John are expected to meet on Wednesday, 15th August, 2012 for discussion on a new president for Dominica.Current President Dr. Nicholas J. O. Liverpool, D.A.H was sworn in on October 2nd, 2003 and consented to serve as President for a second term in 2008; however, due to ill health he will demit office one year earlier.According to the constitution of the Commonwealth of Dominica, “Whenever the office of the President is vacant or the term of office of the president is due to expire within not more than ninety days, the Prime Minister shall consult with the Leader of the Opposition as to their nomination of a suitable candidate for election as President”.Opposition leader, Hector John confirmed to Dominica Vibes News that he received an invitation to meet with the Prime Minister and that he will attend this meeting.However, he did not give any indication as to who his nominee is.Media reports indicate that retired public servant and chairman of the Independent Regulatory Commission, Eluid Williams was offered the position however he has not confirmed or denied this report. The meeting is expected to take place at 10:00am. Dominica Vibes Newslast_img

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