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Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua’s Gaston Browne re-elected

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Antigua and Barbuda’s general election was held on 18 January, where the citizens of the twin island state took to the polls to vote for members of the House of Representatives.

There were 53 candidates for the 17 available seats, and Prime Minister Gaston Browne from the Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party (ABLP) retained his St John’s City West seat.

With three consecutive general elections under his belt, Prime Minister Browne polled a total of 1295 votes against 621 for Alister Thomas of the main opposition United Progressive Party (UPP), and 18 votes for Jamel Knight of the Democratic National Alliance (DNA).

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Gaston Browne, who is married to Maria Bird-Browne, a fellow politician with whom he has two children, was on Thursday 19 January inaugurated to serve his third term in office.

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