General Election set for 12th June
Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer has announced that a general election will take place on 12th June.
There are around 48,000 registered voters who will vote for the 17 seats in the House of Representatives. Elections were due by the end of March but the government has delayed calling fresh elections amidst increasing public disquiet.
In the 2009 election the centre-left United Progressive Party (UPP) won nine seats and the opposition Antigua Labour Party took seven seats, they have been in opposition since 2004. The remaining seat was won by the Barbuda People’s Movement (BPM).