Above: Antigua (CJ Photo)
By the Caribbean Journal staff
An Organization of American States Electoral Observation Mission arrived in St John’s, Antigua on Monday ahead of the country’s national elections on Thursday.
The delegation, which was led by Chief of Mission Rosina Wiltshire, includes 16 observers from Argentina, Barbados, Canada, Chile, Colombia, France, Haiti, Mexico, Spain, Trinidad and Tobago and the United States.
In a statement, the OAS said the objective of the mission was “observe that the electoral process is carried out with impartiality, transparency and reliability.”
Before the vote, the delegation will meet with representatives of political parties and with government officials, among others.
OAS observers will be present at polling stations across all 17 constituencies in the country.