Roosevelt Skerrit

Roosevelt Skerrit
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6th Prime Minister of Dominica
Assumed office
8 January 2004
PresidentNicholas Liverpool
Eliud Williams
Charles Savarin
Preceded byOsborne Riviere (Acting)
Member of Parliament
for Vieille Case
Assumed office
31 January 2000
Preceded byVernice Bellony
Personal details
Born (1972-06-08) 8 June 1972 (age 46)
Roseau, Dominica[1]
Political partyDominica Labour Party
Alma materNew Mexico State University,
Las Cruces

University of Mississippi,
Oxford
WebsiteOfficial website

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

Roosevelt Skerrit became Prime Minister after the death of Pierre Charles in January 2004. At the time of Pierre Charles’ death, Skerrit was 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 has also served as Minister for Finance, Minister of Education, Sports and Youth Affairs, and Minister for Foreign Affairs and is 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 remained 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]

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