Barbados will hold its first elections after independence from the United Kingdom in January

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Moscow (Sputnik) – Barbados Prime Minister Mia Motley has announced that the first national elections will be held on January 19 after her separation from the British crown.

“The date on which you will be able to arrive at the polls and vote for the new government and new leader… has been set for January 19, 2022,” Motley said in a video message to the nation.

The Prime Minister of Barbados has reported that she has recommended to the country’s president, Sandra Mason, to dissolve the current government and hold elections. By her mandate as President, not by the British Crown.

He added that he had recommended to the President the designation of January 3, 2022 as the nomination day for candidates for elections in Barbados.

The Parliament of Barbados voted unanimously on September 29 to amend the Magna Carta to end the country’s association with the British Crown and grant the island the status of a republic.

On November 30, the day of the 55th anniversary of its independence, the Caribbean nation celebrated the inauguration of the president and the inauguration of the republic.
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