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Key to victory

Dawne Parris

Key to victory

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THE RULING DEMOCRATIC LABOUR PARTY (DLP) should not be nervous though another regional government has lost power after just one term, and neither should the Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) take any particular comfort.
In fact, political scientist Professor Neville Duncan says what will matter in the next Barbados election is not the apparent wind of change blowing across the region’s political landscape, but which party proves it can form the more caring government as the economic situation worsens.
And although saying that it was still too early to be making any judgements, political scientist Dr George Belle agreed that the outcome of the Jamaican elections demonstrated that change – like that effected by several regional populations in the past few years – does not necessarily equate with improvement.
Both spoke to the SATURDAY SUN yesterday, a day after the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) failed to persuade the electorate to give it a second term and was defeated 41-22 by the People’s National Party (PNP) in a poll called one year earlier than constitutionally due.
Read the full story in today’s SATURDAY SUN.