Bahamian general election, 2007

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Bahamian general election, 2007
The Bahamas
2002 ←
2 May 2007 (2007-05-02)
→ 2012

All 41 seats of the Bahamian House of Assembly
5 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
  Hubert Ingraham.jpg
Leader Hubert Ingraham Perry Christie
Party Free National Movement Progressive Liberal Party
Leader's seat North Abaco Farm Road & Centreville
Last election 7 seats, 17.50% 29 seats, 72.50%
Seats before 7 29
Seats after 23 18
Seat change Increase 16 Decrease 11
Percentage 49.86% 47.02%
Swing Increase 8.99% Decrease 4.76%

Prime Minister before election

Perry Christie
Progressive Liberal Party

Prime Minister

Hubert Ingraham
Free National Movement

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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.[1] Ingraham was sworn into the office of Prime Minister on 4 May. [2]

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 [3] 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. [4] Despite the scandal, Gibson was re-elected.

Results[edit]

e • d Summary of the 2 May 2007 House of Assembly of the Bahamas election results
Parties Votes % Seats
Free National Movement 68,542 49.86 23
Progressive Liberal Party 64,637 47.02 18
Bahamas Democratic Movement 741 0.54 0
Independents 3,555 2.59 0
Total 137,475 41
Source: BBC News

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bahamas government ousted in poll, BBC News, 3 May 2007.
  2. ^ Swearing in the Rt. Hon. Hubert Alexander Ingraham Bahamas Government, 4 May 2007
  3. ^ Bahamas voters oust government Reuters, 3 May 2007
  4. ^ Smith saga grows stranger still USA Today, 12 February 2007