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Bahamas: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?: Voters say they feel political parties are just the same

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Amid rumors of an early election, some residents said they are straying away from voting for a political party rather than a candidate, as they feel the running political parties are no different from each other.

Otiska Tarpley, who recently moved to Nassau from Freeport, told Eyewitness News: “It’s the same party; they just switch positions. So, when you’re in the opposition, you just take the job of opposing and you oppose whatever the sitting government is.”

Another resident, who did not wish to be named, said: “I think a lot of parties come in making all kinds of promises and then when they are in they don’t deliver.”

He said he’s hoping for the next elected government “to bring to the table honesty, transparency and to make sure that they persons’ needs [come] first”.

That opinion was shared with other residents, who agreed there is improvement to be made in the Free National Movement (FNM) party and who hope a change will come in the upcoming election.

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