General elections were held in the Bahamas on 2 May 2007. The result was an opposition victory, with the Free National Movement, led by former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham, claiming 23 of the 41 seats. Incumbent Prime Minister Perry Christie conceded defeat in a phone call to his rival. Ingraham was sworn into the office of Prime Minister on 4 May. 
The Progressive Liberal Party was expected to win re-election up until the Anna Nicole Smith scandal, when Minister of Immigration Shane Gibson, a PLP Member or Parliament was accused of cozying up to the former playmate by fast-tracking residency for her  and Howard K. Stern. His government later came under fire when a picture of Smith was leaked to the press with his immigration minister embracing her.  Despite the scandal, Gibson was re-elected.