On Wednesday, members of various political parties in the twin island state of Antigua and Barbuda submitted their names as candidates to contest the January 18 elections.
There will be at least 51 candidates on the ballots spread across 16 constituencies in Antigua and one in Barbuda.
Prime Minister Gaston Browne filed his nomination papers at Villa Primary School shortly before midday.
“I am confident that the ABLP will be returned to the office”, Browne told reporters after he was nominated.
Meanwhile, candidates and members of the United Progressive Party congregated on the Rising Sun Cricket Ground, following the successful nominations of their candidates.
Leader of the UPP Harold Lovell said he was satisfied that the “tide has changed, and we will capitalize on the gains that we have made,”.
DNA Political Leader and candidate for St Philip’s North, Joanne Massiah, also confirmed that all sixteen of the party’s candidates have been duly nominated for their respective constituencies.