Antigua and Barbuda: Prime Minister Gaston Browne has announced that the general polls will be conducted in the country in the upcoming months.
During the Labour Day rally on April 02, 2022 (Monday), the prime minister made the announcement.
As per the reports, the island country may witness the elections before the constitutionally due date in the year 2023.
PM Browne stated, “The citizens of Antigua and Barbuda may witness elections in a few months; there is all-time high speculation in St John’s that polls could be called before the due date in 2023.
Prime Minister Browne has further asked the residents to support the ABPL and stated that it is their responsibility to reward the performance of the government by electing the 17 candidates of the political party.
PM was quoted as, “Antigua and Barbuda need capable people, and this country must be governed by the experienced ministries to preside over the affairs of this country. We are months away from the general elections… there is no time to sit back; you need to defend this great institution.”
This is the first time that the Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister has put some time into the election date.
The main opposition party in the country – United Progressive Party, started its campaign a few months ago, preparing itself for what many believe would have been a snap election in the twin-island state.