Bahamian general election, 1997
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General elections were held in the Bahamas on 14 March 1997. The result was a victory for the Free National Movement, which won 34 of the 40 seats, and through a by-election later increased this to 35. Voter turnout was 92.9%. Hubert Ingraham was sworn in for a second term as Prime Minister on 18 March.
|Free National Movement||68,766||57.7||35||+2|
|Progressive Liberal Party||49,932||41.9||5||-11|