Roosevelt Skerrit

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Roosevelt Skerrit
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Prime Minister of Dominica
Incumbent
Assumed office
8 January 2004
President Nicholas Liverpool
Eliud Williams
Charles Savarin
Preceded by Osborne Riviere (Acting)
Member of Parliament
for Vieille Case
Incumbent
Assumed office
31 January 2000
Preceded by Vernice Bellony
Personal details
Born (1972-06-08) 8 June 1972 (age 43)
Roseau, Dominica[1]
Political party Dominica Labour Party
Alma mater New Mexico State University,
Las Cruces

University of Mississippi,
Oxford
Website Official website Archived October 21, 2013 at the Wayback Machine

Roosevelt Skerrit (born 8 June 1972) is a Dominican politician who has been Prime Minister of Dominica since 2004; he has also been the Member of Parliament for the Vieille Case constituency since 2000. Regionally, he has served as the Chairman of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and most recently as Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in 2010.

Prime Minister[edit]

Roosevelt Skerrit became Prime Minister after the death of Pierre Charles in January 2004. At the time of Pierre Charles’ death, Skerrit was a member of parliament for the Vieille Case constituency, a position he had held since his election in February 2000. In addition to being the Prime Minister, he also serves as Minister for Finance, Minister for Foreign Affairs and as the political leader of the Dominica Labor Party.

Upon taking office Skerrit became the world's youngest head of government, surpassing Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. With his party's May 2005 election victory, Skerrit became the world's first democratically elected national leader born in the 1970s. As of December 2010 Skerrit remains the youngest head of government in the Western Hemisphere and the third youngest in the world, surpassed only by Madagascar's Andry Rajoelina and Montenegro's Igor Lukšić.[2][3]

Notes[edit]

Media related to Roosevelt Skerrit at Wikimedia Commons

  1. ^ Dominica News Online (accessed 18 January 2011) Archived March 3, 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Who's your daddy? (accessed 24 December 2010) Archived October 24, 2014 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Deputy Prime Minister > Biography (accessed 24 December 2010) Archived July 22, 2011 at the Wayback Machine
Political offices
Preceded by
Osborne Riviere
Acting
Prime Minister of Dominica
2004–present
Incumbent