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Political analyst says PM should use delay to draft fixed election date

Published:Monday | November 23, 2015 | 11:38 PM
Political analyst, Dr Paul Ashley is suggesting that the fixed election date should be the second Tuesday in August and that the election cycle should remain at five years.

Political analyst, Dr Paul Ashley, says Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller should use the period before the next election to begin drafting legislation for a fixed election date. Ashley is of the view that this is the right...

Ashley is of the view that this is the right opportunity for Simpson Miller to do so.

He says a fixed election date would remove uncertainty in the country.

Ashley further argues that the legislation would remove the calling of elections from the whim and fancy of a Prime Minister.

 

Political analyst and attorney-at-law Dr Paul Ashley

The political analyst is suggesting that the fixed election date should be the second Tuesday in August and that the election cycle should remain at five years.

He argues that there are several benefits to using this date, including minimal disruption to sectors of the society.

 

Political analyst and attorney-at-law Dr Paul Ashley

Ashley was speaking on Cliff Hughes Online on Power 106FM this morning.