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(Antigua Observer) Leader of the country’s newest political party, the Democratic National Alliance (DNA) has asserted that general elections in Antigua & Barbuda should come at fixed intervals.

Joanne Massiah, who also serves as the member of parliament for All Saints East and St Luke, made the statement as she referred to the the words of the prime minister who said the “elections will come like a thief in the night”.

“The DNA is fully committed to doing away with this concept of a prime minister having exclusive determination as to when an election is called,” Massiah said yesterday.

“We want elections to be fixed so that the people will know that the elections are due every five years and in March, April, May, June or whatever the month is elections are due,” she added.

Massiah said that the practice of the prime minister calling elections at his “whim” limits political parties, activists and the electorate from preparing adequately for the electoral process.

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