Barbados parliament dissolved but no election date set

The Barbados parliament automatically dissolved pursuant to the constitution on Monday without Prime Minister Freundel Stuart announcing a date for general elections, which are due by June. The lack of a firm election date has created a stir and some are calling it folly, while others say it hinders investment opportunities.

Speaking in Barbados Today, director at Caribbean Development Research Services (CADRES), Peter Wickham, called the move “folly” and a gross error in judgement on the part of the Stuart administration, because not only does it create confusion, but also paints Stuart’s party, the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) in a very precarious position when campaigning and speaking with prospective voters.


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