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Gaston Browne retains leadership of Antigua and Barbuda

The people of Antigua and Barbuda have given Hon Gaston Browne the nod to govern the twin-island

nation for a third consecutive term.

Browne’s Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party (ABLP) won Wednesday’s general elections to rule the country for the next five years. He was sworn in as Prime Minister on Thursday.

Out of the total 17 seats, ABLP was declared victorious at nine (9) seats, whereas the opposition party United Progressive Party (UPP) won five (5) seats, one (1) seat was won by the Barbuda People’s Movement (BPM) and the other two by independent candidates.

Browne, the leader of the ABLP has also retained his seat from his constituency – St John’s City West.

He won the constituency after securing 1,295 votes while his opponent from the UPP T Allister Lincoln

Thomas won 621 votes, according to preliminary figures.

The ABLP was challenged by candidates from the UPP, Democratic National Alliance DNA, BPM, and three independents.

“I am honoured and I want to thank the people of Antigua and Barbuda for the confidence and trust that they have imposed in me and they can be assured of continued commitment to empower them and to take Antigua and Barbuda to the next level of progress and prosperity,” Browne told the Observer newspaper on Thursday morning.

Grenada’s Prime Minister, Hon Dickon Mitchell in congratulating the new government there, said in a January 19 statement that the electoral win “reflects the renewed confidence of the people of Antigua and Barbuda in Prime Minister Browne’s leadership and vision for the future of the country.”

He added, “I look forward to deepening the close and collaborative relationship shared between our nations, as we collectively face the challenges of environmental resilience, sustainable economic growth and opportunities for all our people.”

Over 60,900 people voted in Wednesday’s election.

Gaston Browne retains leadership of Antigua and Barbuda

The people of Antigua and Barbuda have given Hon Gaston Browne the nod to govern the twin-island

nation for a third consecutive term.

Browne’s Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party (ABLP) won Wednesday’s general elections to rule the country for the next five years. He was sworn in as Prime Minister on Thursday.

Out of the total 17 seats, ABLP was declared victorious at nine (9) seats, whereas the opposition party United Progressive Party (UPP) won five (5) seats, one (1) seat was won by the Barbuda People’s Movement (BPM) and the other two by independent candidates.

Browne, the leader of the ABLP has also retained his seat from his constituency – St John’s City West.

He won the constituency after securing 1,295 votes while his opponent from the UPP T Allister Lincoln

Thomas won 621 votes, according to preliminary figures.

The ABLP was challenged by candidates from the UPP, Democratic National Alliance DNA, BPM, and three independents.

“I am honoured and I want to thank the people of Antigua and Barbuda for the confidence and trust that they have imposed in me and they can be assured of continued commitment to empower them and to take Antigua and Barbuda to the next level of progress and prosperity,” Browne told the Observer newspaper on Thursday morning.

Grenada’s Prime Minister, Hon Dickon Mitchell in congratulating the new government there, said in a January 19 statement that the electoral win “reflects the renewed confidence of the people of Antigua and Barbuda in Prime Minister Browne’s leadership and vision for the future of the country.”

He added, “I look forward to deepening the close and collaborative relationship shared between our nations, as we collectively face the challenges of environmental resilience, sustainable economic growth and opportunities for all our people.”

Over 60,900 people voted in Wednesday’s election.

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