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Bahamas Prime Minister Lynden O. Pindling, beset by allegations of drug corruption in his government, called for parliamentary elections for June 19. Pindling, 57, who by law was required to call an election by August, will seek an unprecedented sixth term in office. The campaign is expected to be dominated by renewed allegations that large payments were funneled to Pindling and other officials from drug smugglers transshipping cocaine from Colombia to the United States. A 1984 report by a commission of inquiry found drug-related corruption and influence-peddling in Pindling’s inner circle. He has denied any wrongdoing.


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