Antigua's ruling party seeks 3rd straight term

June 12, 2014 7:45 PM

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ST. JOHN'S, Antigua -- Antigua & Barbuda's ruling party faced an uphill battle for a third term in office in Thursday's election in the tiny Caribbean country, which has been hit hard by the global economic crisis.

Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer and his United Progressive Party have led the twin-island country since 2004, but an independent poll conducted by the Barbados-based Caribbean Development Research Services group has given the edge to the Antigua & Barbuda Labor Party led by lawmaker Gaston Browne.

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