OAS and Saint Lucia sign agreement for electoral observation mission

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CASTRIES, St Lucia — The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (OAS) and the government of Saint Lucia on Monday signed the agreement of immunities and privileges for the OAS electoral observation mission for the general elections that will take place in the Caribbean nation on November 28.

At the ceremony, which took place in the office of the Organizations’ Representation in Saint Lucia, the representative, Anne-Marie Blackman, highlighted the importance for the OAS to join Saint Lucia in the electoral process.

The OAS secretary general, Jose Miguel Insulza, has appointed Dr Rosina Wiltshire, a citizen of Barbados, as the head of this mission, who will be accompanied by seven international observers from seven OAS member states. Wiltshire is the first advocate for gender justice in the Caribbean Community; she has a doctorate in political science from Michigan-Ann Arbor University and is the author of several international relations publications.

At the end of the electoral process, the mission will present a report to the Permanent Council of the Organization.

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