Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Antony said he is “warming” towards the idea of having a fixed date for elections.
Dr. Anthony said this could help minimize a “mad scramble” in the months leading up to any general election.
Dr. Anthony made this disclosure during the In Touch programme with Press Secretary Jadia Jn Pierre Emmanuel aired on Choice Television on Monday evening.
The prime minister said because of the uncertainty of the date of the poll, it can be very distracting thing “week after week and month after month” for political parties.
He said he has noticed that political parties have started to campaign far earlier, unlike the past, when politicians would wait until later to begin preparing for elections.
“It could be a very distracting thing. I am not sure that can be in the best interest of the country,” the prime minister disclosed on the talk show programme.
However, he said the only problem was that Saint Lucia has a Westminster system of government, where it is usually left up to the Prime Minister to determine the date of an election.