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Barbados elections: Island gets its first female PM


THE BARBADOS Labour Party (BLP) has won a landslide victory in the country’s elections.

The new government will be led by Mia Mottley, the country’s first female prime minister.

Democratic Labour Party leader Freundel Stuart, the outgoing prime minister who ran against Mottley, conceded defeat.

The 52-year-old prime minister-designate delivered her victory speech around 4am (AST).

She said that it was a time to unite the country and take it forward and expressed that she was determined to keep the BLP’s campaign promises.

The election results have been announced on what is pay day for a lot of the island’s residents.


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