Eliud Williams

Eliud Thaddeus Williams is a Dominican politician, who is currently serving as the seventh President of Dominica.

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Eliud Thaddeus Williams[1] (born 21 August 1948[1]) is a Dominican politician, who is currently serving as the seventh President of Dominica.

He obtained a Masters degree in Business Administration at the University of the West Indies in 1995.[2][1]

He served as Commissioner of Cooperatives from 1985 to 1987, then had a career in public service until 2004, whereupon he became Director General of the Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority, a position which he held until 2008.[2] In the civil service, he was chairman of the government's Rural Enterprise project from 1996 to 2000. He was Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Health and Social Security from 1992 to 1996, then to the Ministry of Agriculture and the Environment until 2000, then to the Ministry of Communications, Works and Housing til 2008.[1] From 2004 to 2008, he was a senior consultant to WHITCO Inc, working in business planning.[1]

Following the resignation of President Nicholas Liverpool due to ill health, Eliud Williams was the Dominica Labour Party's candidate for the presidency. He was elected by Parliament on 18 September 2012, in an election boycotted by the main opposition United Workers Party, which claimed the process was unconstitutional.[3]

References

  1. Curriculum Vitae, Dominica Government Information Service
  2. "Asumió Eliud Williams como nuevo presidente en Dominica", Prensa Latina, 18 September 2012
  3. "Dominica chooses new president despite opposition boycott of parliament vote", Associated Press, 18 September 2012