Roughly half the population believes the two-party political system is not good for Bermuda, according to a poll commissioned by The Royal Gazette.

The battle between the One Bermuda Alliance and the Progressive Labour Party encourages infighting and division, and prevents the Bermuda Government from focusing on the issues that really matter, registered voters told pollsters Global Research.

Asked whether the Westminster system is good for the island, 49 per cent of people said “no”, 40 per cent said “yes” and 11 per cent did not know.

Earlier this week, The Royal Gazette revealed that 57 per cent of people believe both the OBA and PLP had too much infighting to govern Bermuda, with the leaders and deputies of both parties scoring poorly on transparency, unity and trust. Read more.