Dominica opposition to compete in by-elections


(AP)

Opposition says it will field candidates to contest two by-elections next month even as it continues to boycott the Caribbean island’s Parliament.

Two of three opposition lawmakers surrendered their seats last month because they failed to attend three sessions in a row.

United Workers Party chief Ron Green told reporters Tuesday that participating in the July 9 by-elections is "unfortunate but necessary."

Opposition leaders have been boycotting Parliament over alleged fraud and other irregularities in December general elections.

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit’s ruling Dominica Labor Party won 18 of 21 seats in that vote.

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