Hubert Minnis FNM Swearing ceremony Prime Minister Bahamas 2017

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Hubert Minnis FNM Swearing ceremony Prime Minister Bahamas 2017

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 and defeated the ruling Progressive Liberal Party led by Prime Minister Perry Christie.

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.


Hubert Minnis FNM Swearing ceremony Bahamas 2017

On 11th May 2017 Dr Hubert Minnis Leader FNM was Sworn in as PM of Bahamas 2017 after FNM swept elections with 36 vs 3 for PLP. PLP was last ruling party which got defeated badly and the ex PM lost his seat as well.

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.”

Party Seats Won
FNM 36
PLP 3 *
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 General elections Results Live 2017 by Constituency

Bahamas Cabinet Ministers List 2017 portfolios Names

  1. The Centreville result – Perry Christie PLP 1,875 votes, Reece Chipman FNM 1,900, PM Perry Christie loses his seat.
  2. FNM Deputy Leader Peter Turnquest wins East Grand Bahama.
  3. Southern Shores – Frankie Campbell FNM.
  4. Philip 'Brave' Davis wins Cat Island, Rum Cay and San Salvador – PLP
  5. Shenendon Cartwright takes St Barnabas and Desmond Bannister wins Carmichael – FNM
  6. Confirmed results for Long Island and Central And South Eleuthera – FNM wins

 

 

Bahamas General elections 2017 Results live Winner By Constituency

Results Winners for the FNM are from following Consitutencies 

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

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


Other projected victories for the FNM are

Winner Constituency
Travis Robinson Bain and Grants Town 
Renward Wells Bamboo Town 
Duane Sands Elizabeth 
Mark Humes Fort Charlotte 
Dionisio D'Aguilar Free Town 
Michael Foulkes Golden Gates 
Vaugn Miller Golden Isles 
Dr Hubert Minnis Killarney 
Romauld Ferreira Marathon 
Marvin Dames Mount Moriah 
Halson Moultrie Nassau Village 
Reuben Rahming Pinewood 
Lanisha Rolle Seabreeze 
Brent Symonette St Anne's 
Donald Saunders Tall Pines 
Elsworth Johnson Yamacraw 
James Albury Central and South Abaco 
Iram Lewis Central Grand Bahama 
Michael Pintard Marco City 
Miriam Emmanuel MICAL 
Darron Henfield FNM 
Carlton Bowleg Jr North Andros and Berry Islands 
Howard Mackey North Eleuthera 
Frederick McAlpine Pineridge
Pakesia Parker-Edgecombe West Grand Bahama and Bimini

 

  1. FNM Deputy Leader Peter Turnquest has been speaking about tonight's events: “I am elated by the results. I am humbled and I look forward to serving for another five years and I am certainly committed to the further development of East Grand Bahama and improvements for the people. Overall, I think the margin of victory was very gratifying and humbling. I want to thank the supporters and constituents again for their trust.”

 

Bahamas General elections Voting Live 2017 

  1. The country’s current Prime Minister Perry Christie and the governing Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) will face main opposition, the Free National Movement (FNM).
  2. Perry’s government has been dealing with a high crime rates, allegations of corruption; double-digit unemployment; scandal-ridden cabinet ministers; the falling apart of the mega Baha Mar resort deal, which has yet to open and recently, the PR nightmare following the international scandal of the Fyre Festival.
  3. There are just 180,000 registered voters out of 400,000 residents in the small chain of islands.
  4. 39 seats in the House of Assembly are up for grabs in the election. The party that wins the majority of the seats forms the government.

Bahamas General elections Results Live 2017

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Electoral system of Bahamas

The Bahamas is a Constitutional Monarchy with a Governor General and a bicameral parliamentary system.

The lower House is made up of single member constituencies, the members of which are elected by universal adult suffrage, using the first past the post system. The Upper House is an appointed Body.


Candidates for General election 2017

Eight candidates have been announced and include businessman Wesley Campbell (Englerston); former teacher Andrew Stewart (Montagu); contractor Obrien Knowles (Carmichael), businesswoman Annmarie Glinton Rolle (Seabreeze); businesswoman Lorraine Arthur (Centreville); businesswoman Denise Wilmore (Marathon); businessman Don Lockhart (Pinewood Gardens) and musician Leroy Butler (Mount Moriah).


Bahamas Parties and leaders

Progressive Liberal Party (PLP),Free National Movement (FNM).Democratic National Alliance (DNA),Bahamas Constitution Party (BCP),United People's Movement (UPM),Bahamas National Coalition Party (BNCP),United Bahamian Party.

 

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 Dates Voting Opinion Poll 

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