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St Vincent PM hints at early elections
Published on April 2, 2014 Email To Friend    Print Version

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent -- Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves has hinted that the next general elections in St Vincent and the Grenadines may be held ahead of the December 2015 constitutional deadline.

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Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves
He raised this possibility as he addressed supporters of his ruling Unity Labour Party (ULP) at a rally held on Saturday night to celebrate the party’s 13th anniversary in office.

Gonsalves, who is 67, also announced that the upcoming elections will be his last as political leader. He made an appeal for supporters to elect him as political leader one last time.

Some local political observers say that the polls can come as early as July this year, while others believe that they would come towards the end of 2014.

The ULP will be seeking a fourth consecutive term in office in the next general election.

At the last general election on 13 December 2010, the 15 single-member constituencies were narrowly split between the ULP with eight seats and the opposition New Democratic Party (NDP) with seven.
 
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Comments:

Anthony:

Why is this "News" ? A politician plays mind games with his opposition and more seriously, the electorate by saying that he might call an election anytime between now and Dec. 15th, 2005 and you see the need to post the politician's picture and make it your lead story.

Was it a slow news day across the Caribbean?

Please stop the pandering to these Caribbean politicians who think they are kings!!

Steve Huggins:

Rather, it clearly shows up the shameful, vulgar lack of democracy and transparency, not to mention paucity of statesmanship, in these beautific Caribbean isles, with the increasingly impoverishment consequent upon vice-like governmental overwheening 'control' of our still-undeveloped economies - - - while the individual politicians, themselves, and their parochial gravy-trains, greedily grasp all the conspicuous consumption goodies of partisan political incumbency.

A most cynical abuse of our Commonwealth Caribbean constitutions.


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