Opposition leader Arnhim Eustace. (File photo)

ST. VINCENT: – Leader of the Opposition New Democratic Party (NDP) Arnhim Eustace, saying that his party is now “in charge”, told party supporters on Saturday, Nov. 13, that Vincentians will go to the poll on December 15.

“Mark my words. The Parliament will be dissolved on Monday and you will go to the polls on the 15th of December,” Eustace said at a rally in Sion Hill, in his East Kingstown constituency.

The NDP rally comes one night before a similar event in Calliaqua, at which political observers believe Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves will announce the date of the general elections, constitutionally due by March 29, 2011.

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Gonsalves has urged supporters of his Unity Labour Party to attend the rally in Calliaqua on Sunday.

“You have to make sure – you came out here in your several thousands. I want you to triple this crowd you have here out at Calliaqua on Sunday. … Please make an extra effort on Sunday,” Gonsalves told supporters at a rally last weekend.

“If Gonsalves change that date, he change it tonight. And he is intending to announce it tomorrow. … And, if he change it, I will know!” Eustace said to cheers.

The ULP, which came to office in 2001, is vying for a third consecutive term in office.

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