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Antigua's opposition pressures PM to call polls

Published:Tuesday | March 18, 2014 | 8:29 AM

The main opposition Antigua Labour Party has called for Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer to name the date for the general election.



He says Spencer should respect the spirit and intent of the constitutional five year term.



There had been heightened speculation that Prime Minister Spencer would have used a weekend rally of his ruling United Progressive Party to announce the date for the polls.



Instead, Spencer called for the labour party’s leader, Gaston Browne, to remove two court matters his party initiated so that he can name a date.



However, in a statement, the party said the conventional five year term of the government ended on March 12 and as a result, Prime Minister Spencer was governing without moral authority and legitimacy.



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