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Budget, poll dates still secret

ANTOINETTE CONNELL, [email protected]

Budget, poll dates still secret

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THE TWO DATES Barbadians are aching to have revealed remain a mystery.

While Prime Minister Freundel Stuart said yesterday that the exact date for this month’s Budget Day is yet to be fixed, he never even hinted about general elections constitutionally due by the first quarter of 2018. 

The date of the latter has been a source of public speculation, with pundits and some political observers convinced that Stuart will take it down to the wire.

The last elections were in February 2013 during which the ruling Democratic Labour Party was barely returned to power with a 16-14 seat majority over the Barbados Labour Party (BLP), down from the convincing 20-10 win in 2008. (AC) 

Please read the full story in today’s Sunday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.