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Bahamas: THE RACE IS ON: Election Day set for Sept 16; political parties rush into action

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The next general election will take place in just 28 days, with political parties mobilizing to erect signage across New Providence following Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis announcing the date of the snap election yesterday.

Commemorating the anniversary of the Free National Movement’s (FNM) defeat of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) for the first time on August 19, 1992 — 29 years ago to the day — Provost Marshal Paul Rolle, the commissioner of police, announced via a proclamation from the governor general that Parliament was dissolved and a new session of Parliament will begin on October 6, 2021, at 10am.

In a national address at 11am, the prime minister said the next government will have to lead the nation through the worst health crisis in a modern Bahamas, among other key initiatives such as revitalizing the economy.

“As a result of our country reaching the goal of securing the vaccines we need, it is now time for the Bahamian people to choose who they want to lead them as we move toward vaccinating every Bahamian who wishes to be vaccinated,” Minnis said.

“Your next government will have key decisions to make in enacting post-pandemic public health legislation.

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