Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC) reporter Peter Richards
As Barbadians prepare for the opening of polls in Thursday's general election, pollster Peter Wickham is predicting a more than five per cent swing away from the incumbent Democratic Labour Party (DLP).
This surpasses the two per cent needed for a change of Government.
Mr. Wickham said the signs point to a Barbados Labour Party (BLP) victory. However, he refused to project a seat count.
The political scientist is also anticipating that the BLP's Kirk Humphrey will be a strong challenger to Prime Minister Freundel Stuart in St. Michael South.
He says Mr. Humphrey is in a very good position to take the seat from the Prime Minister.
In less than 24 hours, an estimated 574 polling stations will open for a 12-hour period, allowing for about 255,833 Barbadians to cast ballots to elect a new government.