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St. Vincent & Grenadines: Voting begins in SVG

Electors in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, at 7 a.m. Thursday, began casting ballots to elect a new government amidst light showers in some parts of the country.

Electoral officials say that 98,119 persons are registered to vote in this country of 110,000 residents.

Three parties have fielded 32 candidates and there is one independent candidate vying for the 15-seats in the national assembly.

The incumbent Unity Labour Party, which is seeking an unprecedented fifth term in office, as well as the main opposition New Democratic party, have each fielded 15 candidates.

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