Caribbean 360 is reporting that the two main political parties here have nominated candidates to contest the 30 seats in the February 21 general elections ahead of the official Nomination day on February 6. The main opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) led by former prime minister Owen Arthur marched to the Treasury Building on Thursday to pay the required US$125 per candidate. They will run as a team, a first for the Caribbean. The ruling Democratic Labour Party (DLP) of Prime Minister Freundel Stuart Friday nominated their candidates for the polls, with DLP spokesman Ronald Jones telling reporters that the party would not “engage in any grand public display.” The general elections will be held on February 21, 2013.
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