The lines started early this morning [Dec. 17] as Bermudians finally got the chance to cast their ballots in the 2012 general election. Following a five-week election campaign, thousands of voters began flocking to the island’s 36 polling stations when they opened at 8.am. Voting will continue until 8 p.m. this evening.
Premier Paula Cox, who called the election on November 9, has said she is confident the ruling Progressive Labour Party will win a fourth consecutive term once the ballots are counted later tonight. Opposition Leader Craig Cannonier, whose One Bermuda Election is contesting its first general election, is equally confident and has said the island is facing a choice of two very different visions for its future. To follow along with all the updates from today see our live blog here.
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- Slideshow/Summary: 2012 Election Winners
- Photos/Video: OBA Supporters Celebrate Victory
- Photo Set #2: Election Day, Candidates & More
- OBA Signs Defaced, PLP Condemns Vandalism
- Jonathan Starling: Onward To A New Politics
- Blog/Video/Photo Updates: OBA Win Election