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THIS WEEK IN THE BAHAMAS BY ELCOTT COLEBY

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CHRISTIE RETURNED AS PLP LEADER IN LANDSLIDE VICTORY

In what party chairman Bradley B. Roberts characterized as a magnificent display of democracy, incumbent party leader and Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry G. Christie was returned as leader of the Progressive Liberal Party after elections were held during the party’s 52nd National General Convention held at the Melia Nassau Beach Resort on Thursday the 26th January. Mr. Christie defeated former cabinet colleague and candidate for Fort Charlotte, Alfred Sears.

With over 1,400 delegates voting, the official results are 1,264 votes cast for Mr. Christie and 169 for Mr. Sears.

In other electoral news, Deputy Party Leader the Hon. Philip Brave Davis and Deputy Chairman, Alexander Storr were returned to their respective posts unopposed. Joseph Curry and Ruby-Ann Darling were elected Trustees of the party, joining Valentine Grimes, Henry F. Storr and Tom Basden. The party’s constitution provides for five trustees. Curry and Darling replaced Leander Minnis and Doris Burrows, both deceased.

Paul Bevans was elected as Treasurer unopposed.

The four newly elected Leadership Council Members are Darren Rodgers, V. Theresa Burrows, K. Renaldo Collie and Aarone Sargent.

Additionally, a total of twelve Vice Chairs were elected and appointed. They were Obie Roberts, Samantha Rolle, Quintin Lightbourne, Shelley Sweeting, Pia Glover-Rolle, Sharine Poitier-Johnson, Anton Braynen, Patricia Deveaux, Keenan Johnson, Ramadan

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