Arthur’s views on election callOpposition Leader Owen Arthur (l) with colleagues Dale Marshall and Mia Mottley at the press conference today. (Sandy Pitt)
Sat, January 26, 2013 - 4:03 PM
The leadership of Prime Minister Freundel Stuart has been thrown back into focus by Owen Arthur leader of the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) with the latter saying that that longer Stuart takes to call an election, a constitutional crisis can be in the making.
Speaking to the media, at BLP headquarters today, an upbeat Arthur also heralded that his team had been in the process of a final fine-tuning of a third draft of a manifesto.
“I never thought and I suspect most Barbadians never thought that their country on electoral matters would find itself in a situation in which it now finds itself, where a government - a party in power has effectively gone past five years as it enters the sixth, and there is no clarity as to when an election is going to be called.”
He said it was not so much a legal issue “but it is assuming the dimensions of a moral issue as well ...”.
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