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Vincentians heading to polls next month


Dr Ralph Gonsalves (left) and Arnhim Eustace

Vincentians will head to the polls in a general election on December 9.

Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves  who made the announcement last night, said Nomination Day is set for November 20.

The ruling Unity Labour Party  (ULP ) will face a challenge from the main opposition New Democratic Party (NDP) headed by Arnhim Eustace, a former Prime Minister, who lost the 2010 general election.

The ULP was swept into office in March 2001 in an early election following political unrest one year earlier. In that poll, voters overwhelming rejected the NDP, which had been in office for 17 years.

The ULP won 56.5 per cent of the votes in the 2001 poll and 12 of the 15 seats in Parliament, compared to 40.9 per cent to the NDP, which took the remaining three seats.

In 2005, the ULP was returned to office by the same number of seats as 2001, and in the 2010 polls, the party captured 53 per cent of the popular votes, 2.4 percentage points than in 2005.

6 Responses to Vincentians heading to polls next month

  1. Nikki Vs Nicksie
    Nikki Vs Nicksie November 8, 2015 at 1:47 pm

    If only Barbadians were so lucky…

  2. Jema Goodluck
    Jema Goodluck November 8, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    God help them all.

  3. Ryan Bayne
    Ryan Bayne November 8, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    And I assume our elections would be sometime in April 2018 after Easter and before Heroes Day past the expiry date.

    • Ryan Bayne
      Ryan Bayne November 9, 2015 at 1:43 pm

      And this country will continue to die slowly.

  4. jrsmith November 9, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    A general election in Barbados ,wouldn’t make any difference now or may be later, other people in the regions ,cast they vote to try to find the people who try to do the best for the people, in Barbados they vote for the party.thats why we are so politically screwed.

  5. jrsmith November 9, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    A general election, in Barbados , now or later wouldn’t make any difference ,now or in the future. people in the region , try to find the persons as politically care about the people , in that island. In Barbados the voters ,vote for the party, that’s why bajans are politically screwed.


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