Parliament elects new President
The Parliament of Dominica has elected a new president after the incumbent president, Nicholas Liverpool, resigned due to health reasons.
The election was not without controversy as the opposition United Workers Party (UWP) boycotted the election and then decided to challenge the process in the courts as unconstitutional.
The new President is Eliud Williams. He was elected on Monday and sworn in yesterday; he is expected to remain in office until the 2013 October general election.
Eliud Williams (64) is married with two sons and holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of the West Indies. From 1985 to 1987 Eliud Williams was Commissioner of Cooperatives and from 1987 to 2004 a Permanent Secretary. From 2004 to 2008 was Managing Director of the Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority.