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Antigua leader calls for June general elections

Prime minister of Antigua & Barbuda calls for parliamentary elections next month

Antigua leader calls for June general elections

ST. JOHN'S, Antigua (AP) -- The leader of Antigua & Barbuda has called for general elections next month.

Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer hopes the June 12 parliamentary elections will give his United Progressive Party a third consecutive term in power.

The election will pit Spencer's party against the Caribbean nation's main opposition group, the Antigua Labor Party led by Gaston Browne. The two main political parties and a handful of other factions will vie for the 17 seats in Parliament.

Nearly 50,000 people are registered to vote in Antigua & Barbuda, which has a population of roughly 90,000.

Updated : 2021-06-22 18:16 GMT+08:00