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Nov 10, 2020

A Poll of the People on the Eve of General Elections 2020

Polls are set to open at seven a.m., across the country for electors to cast their vote in this important election. Eighty-eight candidates are contesting the general election – thirty-one each from the major political parties, the P.U.P. and the U.D.P., and then another thirty are scattered among third parties the B.P.P. and the B.F.P. as well as independent candidates. One hundred and eighty-two thousand voters will determine the next government. The pandemic, crime and joblessness are core issues affecting the country, but will these issues determine how people will vote? That’s what News Five found out when we took to the streets today.


“I am ready but because I am a public officer, I have to do it by proxy…have to be honest and have the country’s best interest at heart…I don’t play politics; I vote for person….I want to see how they deal with education…I check on ideas about education, their ideas about COVID-19…in the new world.”


“What is going to influence your vote?….my area representative work, weh ih put in…my area representative has been working so that is what is going to…for the people of the area.”


“I just want something better; that’s all…I have a lotta family here…I see a lotta poverty in here mien and it is so sad…cast mi vote tomorrow.”


“You are going to exercise your right to vote ma’am? I feel that to a large degree, man’s government cannot bring peace and happiness to all…politicians can only do so much for some…and I am speaking from a perspective of Jehovah Witness…isn’t the real life.”


“What is going to influence your vote?…both disappointed me, but we have to go with one of them. So we will see what the people decide tomorrow.”


“We haven’t seen any NEMO, no chairman, no area representative; to be honest, I don’t even feel like voting and cast my vote.”

“You ready fi go to the polls to vote? We have to…we got corona, we got flood pan we…so I noh know how people wah vote…issues that affect the nation is what we need to attend to; noh worry about colours.”


Viewers please note: This Internet newscast is a verbatim transcript of our evening television newscast. Where speakers use Kriol, we attempt to faithfully reproduce the quotes using a standard spelling system.

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