The Antigua and Barbuda general election will take place on January 18, 2023, as Prime Minister Gaston Browne declared on Monday evening. He also encouraged supporters to help him win re-election.
Speaking at the ABLP candidate launch, Browne stated that he had already requested the governor general to issue the writs for the election scheduled for Tuesday.
When the most recent general election was held on March 21, 2018, Browne’s ABLP won 15 of the 17 seats. The Barbuda People’s Movement (BPM) and the United Progressive Party (UPP), who were the primary opponents, took home the other two seats.
Since Prime Minister Browne informed citizens that the country’s next general election is “months away,” the island has been in pre-election campaign mode, despite demands from the main opposition UPP for him to promptly set an election date.
During his speech, Gaston Browne listed what he called the key accomplishments of his administration’s eight and a half years in office, including the millions of dollars (One EC dollar is equal to US$0.37 cents) spent on enhancing the nation’s infrastructure and the promise of a number of brand-new initiatives in the coming year.