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Barbados cabinet seeks new mandate after switch to republican status

Last week, Mia Mottley dropped a political bombshell on her cabinet and on Barbados’ opposition parties by calling snap general elections about 18 months before being constitutionally due, saying she wanted the country to unite behind a single leader, to snap out of bickering and to get rid of elections now as the island nation battles economic depression and the COVID pandemic.