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Antigua: PM announces investigation into ‘unusually high’ number of pre-election transfers into St Peter

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by Robert A Emmanuel (Antigua Observer) An investigation into what the Prime Minister and the Cabinet consider an “unusually high” number of persons transferring into the St Peter constituency ahead of January’s general election will be undertaken.

That was the statement of Prime Minister Gaston Browne during a radio programme on Saturday.

He claimed that the electoral system in St Peter was “compromised” to the point where “a Labour Party scrutineer had to be moved” to a different constituency.

In September 2022, the Cabinet made a similar sentiment in its weekly minutes, claiming scrutineers had informed them that “an unusually high number of electors have been transferring their registration into…St Peter’s”.

However, whether or not Cabinet would pursue an investigation was not made clear at the time.

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