Antigua and Barbuda: Gaston Browne's ABLP manages close victory in General Elections 2023
Antigua and Barbuda: Gaston Browne's ABLP manages close victory in General Elections 2023

Antigua and Barbuda: Gaston Browne-led Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party have bagged victory in the recent general elections held on January 18, 2023. Following the challenging environment, ABLP managed to secure the win in the general elections. PM Browne congratulated the people of the entire Antigua and Barbuda for showing up their support for ABLP and re-electing them to power.

During this election, as many as 53 candidates have filed nominations to contest the general elections. Out of the total, the highest nominees list included, “17-representing the Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party (ABLP), 16 represented United Progressive Party (UPP), 16 are from Democratic National Alliance, one (1) candidate have represented Barbuda People’s Movement (BPM) and remaining three (3) stood as an independent candidate.

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The list of the candidates who have secured victory during the general elections from different constituencies of Antigua and Barbuda is as follows:

Gaston Browne has retained his seat from St John’s City West. Browne from ABLP won 1295 votes, Thomas from UPP won 621, Knight from DNA won just 18 votes. Along with him, Robin Yearwood has declared the winner for the St Philip North Constituency, Robin Yearwood from ABLP won 708 votes, Alex Browne from UPP bagged 615 votes.

Besides this, Steadroy “Cutie” Benjamin also brought victory for ABLP from St John’s City South Constituency. Steadroy Cutie Benjamin won 889 votes, Franz De Freitas from UPP secured 495 votes.

Remaining result announced by the Electoral Commission by Antigua and Barbuda is as follows:

Sir Molwyn Joseph is declared the winner in St. Mary’s North.

M. Joseph (ABLP) – 1664
J. Joseph (UPP) – 1615
K. Joseph (DNA) – 28
Rejected ballots- 22

Sherfield Bowen is the declared winner for St. Philip South over ABLP’s Weston

Sherfield Bowen (UPP) – 582
Lennox Weston (ABLP) – 360
Joanne Massiah (DNA) – 22

Jamale Pringle retains All Saints East & St Luke Seat for UPP

Jamale Pringle (UPP) – 1559
Colin James (ABLP) – 959
Avoy Knight (DNA) – 51

Barbuda

Trevor Walker (BPM) – 624 votes
Knacyntar Nedd (ABLP) – 456 votes