Prime Minister Gaston Browne has announced that the people of Antigua and Barbuda will go to the polls on January 18, 2023.
The Antigua and Barbuda Electoral Commission has since issued the writ of elections ahead of nomination day on December 28, and Returning Officers for the 17 constituencies have taken their oath.
The last general elections were on March 21, 2018.
At the time, Gaston Browne’s Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party (ABLP) won 15 of the 17 seats.
The main opposition United Progressive Party (UPP), and the Barbuda People’s Movement (BPM) won the other two seats.
Browne urged voters to reelect the ABLP.
“Do not risk the governance of this country to a team of incompetent persons,” the Prime Minister declared regarding the UPP.