17th December – Elections for Bermuda
Bermuda’s Premier Paula Cox has formally announced elections will be held on Monday 17th December 2012. The Progressive Labour Party will be battling for a fourth term in power, while the One Bermuda Alliance will be hoping for the opposite result.
Both the PLP and OBA are fielding a full slate of 36 candidates in the upcoming election, while the UBP has two candidates, and three Independent candidates have thrown their hat in the ring thus far.
Voters will be electing 36 Members of Parliament, and 19 seats are needed for the party to win. The PLP presently holds 24 seats, the OBA 10 seats, while the UBP has 2.