Op-ed: Jamaica should consider amending constitution for fixed-date elections

11 March 2020
Parliament of Jamaica (photo credit: Number 10/flickr)
Parliament of Jamaica (photo credit: Number 10/flickr)
It is accepted in the Westminster political system, and the variations thereof, that political parties and their leaders, when it is in their power to so determine, time elections to periods they believe to be to their advantage. [ . . . ] This issue, however, raises again whether in the Westminster arrangement, political leaders should have unfettered authority in the timing of elections, and if Jamaica, like some jurisdictions, including Great Britain, shouldn’t move to a fixed election date.
Read the full article here: The Gleaner


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