Election Fever

Mini-buses are the main means of public transport in Dominica. You can hop on and off anywhere and the fares are usually quite low. This picture was taken from the front seat of another bus while we were moving. We were convoying to a Labour party convention in Roseau, you can see the red flags that are waved out of the windows (red is the color of Labour).

The Prime Minister called for elections to be held this December 18th and so the campaign is in full swing. Dominica operates on the British model of governance so the ruling party decides on the election date, this year only a month has been allowed for campaigning as the date was announced on November 17th so it’s a really intense month with daily rallies.

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