NASSAU, Bahamas, Apr 04 2017 – Parliament will be dissolved on April 11 ahead of the upcoming general elections. Prime Minister Perry Christie, who made the announcement, also encouraged voters to register before the dissolution of Parliament.
“For general information, especially for the benefit of all those persons who would like to vote in the forthcoming General Election but have not yet registered to do so, it is my intention to cause the present Parliament to be dissolved on Tuesday, the 11th April, and to cause writs of election to be issued the same day.”
“I would therefore encourage all my fellow Bahamians to play their part in our democracy by registering to vote if they have not already done so, and to do so without further delay.”
Christie has not yet disclosed the date – however last week, it was confirmed that foreign observers, including those from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), have been invited to monitor the polls that will be held sometime next month.
A general election was last held here on May 8, 2012.
Christie’s Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) then won a majority in a landslide, taking 30 of the 38 seats in Parliament.
Following its defeat, the then leader the Free National Movement Hubert announced his retirement from politics, having served in Parliament for 35 years.
This election will be a battle between Christie’s PLP and the FNM, led by Dr. Hubert Minnis.
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