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Early parliamentary elections in Barbados on January 19

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Barbados, which last month became a republic by emancipating itself from its last colonial ties with the British monarchy, will hold a snap parliamentary election on January 19, Prime Minister Mia Mottley said in a speech posted on social media on Monday. .

Mia Mottley, the first woman to take over as head of government on the Caribbean island following the May 2018 elections, called for unity, regardless of who won the ballot, and for side the partisan quarrels.

We must unite around a common cause, a single government, a single leader, she said, as her government comes under criticism for its handling of the coronavirus health crisis.

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