Bahamas General elections 2017 Results live Winner by Constituency

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Bahamas General elections 2017 Results live Winner by Constituency Candidate

Bahamas General elections Dates 2017 

National General elections Date: 10 May 2017

Bahamas General elections 2017 Results live Voting Opinion Exit Poll has been declared and Hubert Minnis led FNM has swept the elections. Elections in the Bahamas take place in the framework of a parliamentary democracy.

Since independence voter turnout has been generally high in national elections, with a low of 87.9% in 1987 and a high of 98.5% in 1997. There has been two (2) national referendum's and one (1) opinion poll held within the last twenty (20) years. The first, held in 2002, it asked voters five questions ranging from changes to the constitution to the setting up of a national commission on teaching. The first opinion poll, held in January 2013, asked individuals whether they wanted to legalize online gambling. The second national referendum took place on June 7th, 2016, and asked voters four questions pertaining to equal rights within the Bahamas. All three (3) referendum's/opinion polls were rejected.


Bahamas General elections Results Live 2017

Prime Minister-elect Dr Hubert Minnis Speech  

He says: “This was a long fought battle, but the victory is not mine, the victory is yours. This is the people's time and I am your servant.” Read Complete Speech here

Know More About PM Bahamas Hubert Minnis Biography Age Family Kids Here

Prime Minister Perry Christie has conceded defeat says –
“I called Dr. Minnis earlier this evening to congratulate him on his party’s victory. I understand as perhaps few others the challenges that await Dr. Minnis, and I wish him only success on behalf of our nation. He has my full support for a smooth transition. “It has been an honor and a privilege to serve as the Prime Minister of this great nation. I want to express my deepest gratitude to the Bahamian people for that opportunity. To those who served alongside me, I thank them for their dedication to our shared ideals. “May God Bless Us All, and May God Bless the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.”

Hubert Minnis FNM Swearing ceremony Prime Minister Bahamas 2017

Party Seats Won
FNM 35
PLP 4
DNA 0
IND 0

*Recount of Englerston constituency resulted in new result with former PLP Transport Minister Glenys Hanna-Martin, lose to FNM candidate Raymond Rolle

Bahamas Cabinet Ministers List 2017 portfolios Names

Bahamas General elections 2017 Results live Winner By Constituency FNM PLP

Results Winners for the FNM are from following Consitutencies 

Free National Movement  35 seats
Hubert Minnis  Killarney
K. Peter Turnquest  East Grand Bahama
Adrian Gibson  Long Island
Brensil Rolle  Garden Hills
Brent Symonette  St. Anne's
Carlton Bowleg Jr.  North Andros & the Berry Islands
Desmond Bannister  Carmichael
D. Halson Moultrie  Nassau Village
Darren Allan Henfield  North Abaco
Dionisio D'Aguilar  Freetown
Donald L. Saunders  Tall Pines
Duane Sands  Elizabeth
Elsworth Johnson  Yamacraw
Frankie Campbell  Southern Shores
Frederick McAlpine  Pineridge
Hank Johnson  Central & South Eleuthera
Iram Lewis  Central Grand Bahama
James Albury  Central &a South Abaco
Jeffrey Lloyd  South Beach
Lanisha Tolle  Sea Breeze
Mark Humes  Fort Charlotte
Marvin Dames  Mount Moriah
Michael Foulkes  Golden Gates
Michael Pintard  Marco City
Miriam Reckly-Emmanuel  MICAL
Pakeisha Parker-Edgecombe  West Grand Bahama & Bimini
Reece Chipman  Centreville
Renward Wells  Bamboo Town
Reuben Rahming  Pinewood
Rickey Mackey  North Eleuthera
Romauld "Romi" Ferreira  Marathon
Shenendon Cartwright  St. Barnabas
Shonel Ferguson  Fox Hill
Travis Robinson  Bain's & Grant's Town
Vaughn Miller  Golden Isles

Results Winners for the PLP

Philip Davis is the unofficial winner of Cat Island, Rum Cay and San Salvador for the PLP

Progressive Liberal Party  4 seats
   
Phillip Davis  Cat Island, Rum Cay and San Salvador
Picewell Forbes  Mangrove Cay & South Andros
Glenys Hanna-Martin  Englerston
Chester Cooper  Exumas & Ragged Island

 

 


Bahamas General elections Results Live 2017

  1. Voters in the Bahamas headed to the polls on Wednesday in a hotly-contested general election overshadowed by corruption allegations and rising unemployment. 

  2. Polls opened at 8am (12:00 GMT), with more than 180,000 people registered to vote in 39 constituencies across the country. Voting was scheduled to finish at 6pm (20:00 GMT), with unofficial results expected around 10pm (00:00 GMT).

  3. The island archipelago, which gained independence from Britain in 1973, depends heavily on tourism and foreign investment into resorts and other attractions.

  4.  Thousands have lined up to cast their vote in the country's General Election held today, Wednesday, May 10, 2017. Both major parties, the Progressive Liberal Party and the Free National Movement, held rallies in Grand Bahama last evening.  Although the polls officially opened at 8:00 a.m., the lines were formed as early as 7:00 a.m. at some polling stations. There are five seats being contested in Grand Bahama, of the total 39 seats to make up the House of Assembly. 

  5.  Prime Minister Perry Christie conceded defeat late Wednesday as voters sent a clear signal about the political future of The Bahamas following a keenly contested general election.

  6. Shortly before 10:00 pm (local time), Christie, the veteran politician called leader of the Free National Movement (FNM), Dr. Hubert Minnis. 


Electoral system of Bahamas

. The country's electoral law was passed on 31 December 1969 and was last amended in 1992. Elections are run by the Parliamentary Registration Department, headed by a Parliamentary Commissioner. Appointed by the Governor-General, the Commissioner is responsible for voter registration. There is also an Electoral Broadcasting Council, which is responsible for ensuring that media reports are fair and not biased towards any party.

The country has a bicameral Parliament with a House of Assembly and Senate.


Bahamas General elections 2017 Results live Winner By Constituency

Winner

Constituency

Reece Chipman

Centreville 

Brensil Rolle

Garden Hills 

Jeffrey Lloyd

South Beach 

Desmond Bannister

Carmichael 

Shenendon Cartwright

St Barnabas 

Peter Turnquest

East Grand Bahama 

Frankie Campbell

Southern Shores 

Adrian Gibson

Long Island and 

Hank Johnson

Central & South Eleuthera


 

Bahamas Parties and leaders

Bahamas Constitution Party, Democratic National Alliance, Progressive Liberal Party, United Democratic Party, Free National Movement,


 Bahamas General election Results 2012

Constituency

Winner

Constituency

Winner

Bain Town & Grants Town 

PLP

Mangrove Cay & South Andros

PLP

Bamboo Town 

PLP

Marathon

PLP

Carmichael 

PLP

Marco City

PLP

Cat Island, Rum Cay & San Sal

PLP

MICAL

PLP

Central & South Abaco 

FNM

Montagu

FNM

Central & South Eleuthera 

FNM PLP

Mount Moriah

PLP

Central Grand Bahama 

FNM

Nassau Village

PLP

Centreville 

PLP

North Abaco

FNM

East Grand Bahama 

FNM

North Andros & Berry Islands

PLP

Elizabeth 

PLP

North Eleuthera

FNM

Englerston 

PLP

Pineridge

PLP

Exumas and Ragged Island 

PLP

Pinewood

PLP

Fort Charlotte 

PLP

Seabreeze

PLP

Fox Hill 

PLP

South Beach

PLP

Garden Hills 

PLP

Southern Shores

PLP

Golden Gates 

PLP

St. Anne's

FNM

Golden Isles 

PLP

Tall Pines

PLP

Killarney 

FNM

West Grand Bahama & Bimini

PLP

Long Island 

FNM

Yamacraw

PLP

Bahamas General elections 2017 Results live Winner

 

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