Barbados holds snap general election amid criticism
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AP) — The Eastern Caribbean island of Barbados held a snap general election on Wednesday after cutting ties with Queen Elizabeth II late last year and appointing its first-ever president as leader. of the newest republic in the world.
Barbados Labor Party Prime Minister Mia Mottley is seeking a second term for a five-year post she won in 2018, when she became the island’s first female leader. She faces opponents including Verla De Peiza of the Democratic Labor Party and Joseph Atherley of the Alliance Party for Progress coalition.