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Antigua poll petition dismissed

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The Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal has dismissed an election petition filed by the main opposition Antigua Labour Party (ALP).
In declaring the March 12, 2009 election of Prime Minister Spencer, Tourism Minister John Maginey and Education Minister Jacqui Quinn-Leandro as invalid, Justice Louise Blenman based her ruling on polling day irregularities; particularly the long delays before voting began in the constituencies of St John’s Rural West, St John’s Rural North and St George.
However, the ruling United Progressive Party (UPP) appealed the ruling, effectively putting the brakes on the judgment and allowing Spencer and his two ministers to continue in office and as Members of Parliament for their respective constituencies. (CMC)
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