Monday, March 31, 2014
Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves has for the second time in as many months signaled that the next general elections will be held ahead of the 2015 constitutional deadline.
Gonsalves, whose ULP will be seeking a fourth consecutive term in office, first hinted at early general election in February as he addressed the ULP's annual convention, telling party supporters to get "on your marks". Some political observers say that the polls can come as soon as July, while others believe that it would come towards the end of 2014.
Gonsalves, 67, who during the 2010 election campaign asked voters to give him another term to mould a new generation of leaders, suggested to party supporters on Saturday that the next election will be his last as party leader.