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Posted: Monday 12 October, 2020 at 10:02 AM

November Elections in Belize and St. Vincent and the Grenadines

By: Staff Reporter, SKNVibes.com

    BASSETERRE, St. Kitts - TWO member states of the Caribbean Community will stage general elections next month, during the course of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.
     

    On November 5, citizens and residents in St. Vincent and the Grenadines will head to the polls, while sister island Belize will see its elections being held on November 11.
     
    The announcements were recently made by the Prime Ministers of the various island.
     
    In Kingstown, Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves announced that the Parliament would be dissolved on Friday (Oct. 9), while disclosing the date of the election at a party rally.
      
    Nomination Day is slated for Tuesday (Oct. 20) and will see at least 30 candidates being put forward by the incumbent Unity Labour Party (ULP) and the New Democratic Party (NDP) combined.
     
    While making the announcement, Dr. Gonsalves said he is “ready to rumble”, pointing out that he has been doing a lot of thinking, a lot of writing and a lot of reading as he prepares the battle.

    “I want to assure everyone that I am in a good frame of mind,” the Prime Minister noted.
     
    Coming out of the last elections, Dr. Gonsalves ULP won eight seats with the remainder going to the NDP.
     
    “I am ancient warrior and you can lick me up, you can knock me down and I get up back. I’m a hard man for dead,” added Dr. Gonsalves
     
    Meanwhile, over in Belmopan, the Office of the Prime Minister recently announced that Prime Minister Dean Barrow advised the Governor-General to dissolve the Parliament.
     
    Against that backdrop, it was also advised that holding of General Elections would be done on Wednesday on  (Nov. 11) and Nomination Day on Wednesday (Oct. 21).

     
    These two elections come against the backdrop of similar polls being held across the region - Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Suriname, Anguilla and St. Kitts and Nevis.

     

     

     

     

     

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