Statement from Outgoing Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie

MAY 10th, 2017

I called Dr. Minnis earlier this evening to congratulate him on his party’s victory.  I understand as perhaps few others the challenges that await Dr. Minnis, and I wish him only success on behalf of our nation.  He has my full support for a smooth transition.

It has been an honour and a privilege to serve as the Prime Minister of this great nation.  I want to express my deepest gratitude to the Bahamian people for that opportunity.  To those who served alongside me, I thank them for their dedication to our shared ideals.

May God Bless Us All, and May God Bless the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.

Note: Unofficial results from the 2017 Bahamas Election, held on May 10th, show an overwhelming defeat suffered by the incumbent Progressive Liberal Party, and victory by the opposition Free National Movement. Of the many upsets on the night, Prime Minister Perry G. Christie, was unsuccessful  in his bid to be reelected

Official results to follow.