New Coalition Group Formed to Challenge General Election
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House Speaker and former Free National Movement MP Halson Moultrie joined third parties to form a coalition that would vie for the next government of the Bahamas.
According to a post by Eye Witness News, the United Coalition Party led by Cassius Stuart, leader of the Bahamas Democratic Movement, announced its formation today following days of negotiation with third parties.
In a picture, a controversial Moultrie is seen with Leader of the Bahamas Constitution Party Allie McIntosh and Leader of the Operation Sovereign Bahamas Adrian Francis behind a table, presenting themselves as members of this new political party.
Moultrie is one of a few FNM members who have left the party to become independent members.
Last week, Moultrie, a group of third parties and independent candidates gathered in Parliament Square, attempting to implement an ‘open parliament’, but their plans were squashed as Parliament was prorogued and eventually dissolved.
Instead, the group spewed anti-government rhetoric while criticizing Prime Minister Hubert Minnis.
UCP is expected to finalize the list of candidates to run in the General Election.
Attempts to bring Arinthia Komolafe of the Democratic National Alliance and Lincoln Bain of the Coalition of Independents reportedly failed.
Picture credit: Eye Witness News