Thursday, May 21, 2015

General Elections in BVI to be Held in June

The next general election in the British Virgin Islands is set on June 8, a proclamation was published in the Gazette on May 7. The House of Assembly was dissolved on May 1, 2015.

During the general elections, National Democratic Party (NDP), together with its leader Premier Dr Orlando Smith, will try to defend its majority in the House and, in case of success, it will be the first political party in the jurisdiction ruling for 16 years consecutively.

The main opposition will be represented by Virgin Islands Party (VIP), which is led by Julian Fraser. Former premier and leader of the opposition Ralph O’Neal will not participate in the election 2015. There is also a party, newly launched in March 2014, which can change the final results and the political scene of the country, for the first time since 1995 – the People’s Empowerment Party (PEP), led by sitting member of the House, Alvin Christopher.

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