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Pollster predicts loss for incumbent DLP in Barbados' general election

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. 
 
 
 


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