“…a renewal and reaffirmation of our democratic heritage” – new Bahamian PM at swearing-in ceremony

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Taking the oath of office – New Prime Minister of The Bahamas Dr. Hubert Minnis

Dr. Hubert Minnis took the oath of office Thursday night as the new Prime Minister of The Bahamas.

The Physician and former Health Minister led his Free National Movement (FNM) to a 34-5 victory over the incumbent Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) of former Prime Minister Perry Christie in Wednesday’s general elections.

“With civility and nobility, Bahamians from all walks of life joined hands and hearts to forge a new direction for our country. Ours is an extraordinary system of government, I will honor the spirit and traditions of our democratic heritage,” Prime Minister Minnis pledged at Thursday night’s ceremony.

A CARICOM Electoral Observation Mission monitored Wednesday’s election.