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Historic election of first female and Kalinago head of state

Mrs Sylvanie-Burton

It is a historic day in the Commonwealth of Dominica as a woman of Kalinago descent was duly elected as the first female President of the Commonwealth of Dominica.

Mrs. Sylvanie Burton, nominee of the Roosevelt Skerrit-led administration was elected by twenty members during the Fifth Meeting of the First Session of the Eleventh Parliament on Wednesday.

Her opponent,  Mrs. Anette Sanford who is also of Kalinago descent received 5 votes.

Mrs. Burton will be sworn in as the new President on Monday, October 2, 2023.