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Bahamas: WRITING ON THE WALL: Davis insists early election coming, encourages eligible voters to register now

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Leader Philip Brave Davis yesterday encouraged all eligible citizens to register to vote today, asserting all signs point to Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis ringing the bell for the next general election this week.

During a press conference at the PLP headquarters, Davis said: “All signs point to the bell being rung this week.

“Ballot boxes have arrived in the Family Islands, FNM (Free National Movement) signs are being moved around the country, preparations for the advanced poll are well underway, embassies abroad have been notified and the speaker of the House has pointed to Tuesday as the date Parliament will be dissolved.

“If the bell is rung on Tuesday, that leaves only tomorrow, Monday the 19th of July, to register to vote or to transfer your registration if you have moved from one constituency to another.

“I want to emphasize how critical it is that every Bahamian [has] a fair opportunity to vote, with no undue burden placed on them as they exercise this most fundamental right of citizens in a democracy.”

Davis said the prime minister has a special obligation to ensure a fair electoral and registration process.

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