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PM: Term limits, fixed elections bills soon

The government will soon table legislation addressing term limits and fixed election dates, Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis said yesterday.

“It’s drafted at this particular time,” Minnis said.

“There’s a few little tweaks we’re doing to it but I’m almost certain that we should be tabling it very soon. We have made a commitment. I’ve made a commitment on the two-term limits and we’re putting the legislation forth to bring forth to the Bahamian populace.

“There are lots of other commitments we have made for legislative changes and we will honor those commitments as much as possible.”

In November, the prime minister said the bills would “definitely” be tabled by the end of 2018.

However, that did not happen.

Before he left for his September trip to the United Nations in New York, Minnis said the bills would be tabled two weeks later.

On the campaign trail, Minnis said the Free National Movement would push for a term limit for prime ministers and a fixed election date.

Jasper Ward

Staff Reporter at The Nassau Guardian
Jasper Ward started The Nassau Guardian in September 2018. Ward covers a wide range of national and social issues.
Education: Goldsmith, University of London, MA in Race, Media and Social Justice

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