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Antigua may have early elections

Regional 17 Jun, 2020 Follow News

Antigua’s Gaston Browne is confident of remaining in power

Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne has hinted that the general elections, constitutionally due in 2023, could be held “as early as November next year”.

He was reacting to the decision by the main opposition United Progressive Party to name its first four candidates for the next election.

Predicting that his ruling Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party would improve on the 15 of the 17 seats it won in the 2018 snap election, Browne said that it would sweep all the seats.

He said he was not shaken by the four candidates named so far by the UPP, describing them as a school drop-out, a non-achiever, a “bunch of losers claiming the ability to ‘rescue’ country”.

“They are the ones to be rescued from their numerous failures”.

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