MONTSERRAT-POLITICS-Jamaican to head electoral observer mission to Montserrat.


The general secretary of the main opposition People's National Party (PNP), Julian Robinson, will head a seven-member observer mission to the November 18 general elections in Montserrat.

The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association British Islands and Mediterranean Region (BIMR) has been invited by Governor Andrew Pearce, to observe the election in which nine seats are to be contested.

Last week, 35 candidates, including outgoing Premier Donaldson Romeo, who is contesting the election as an independent candidate, were nominated to contest the poll in the British Overseas Territory.

Romeo, 57, who was first elected to parliament as an independent candidate in 2011, was ousted as the leader of the ruling People's Democratic Movement (PDM), which he guided to victory in the last general election in 2014. He has since been replaced by his Communications, Works, Energy and Labour Minister, Paul Lewis.

Apart from the PDM, the...

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