Davis Beats Minnis to Capture the House in Early Election
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Philip Davis will capture the Parliament and reign as prime minister after victory at the polls over FNM Leader Hubert Minnis.
Davis won by a big margin capturing a majority of the seats in an early election.
A delighted Davis took to social media to express delight. “Thank you Bahamas. Your support means so much to me. It is a new day. God bless the Commonwealth of the Bahamas.”
Minnis has conceded to Davis and offered best wishes to him. He thanked the Bahamians who supported him while congratulating the FNM candidates who won their seats.
Minnis won his seat for Killarney and will lead the Opposition in the House of Assembly.
As of 9:30 pm, Kwasi Thompson, Shanendon Cartwright, Andrian Gibson, Michael Pintard, Iram Lewis and Adrian White of the FNM survived and will be a part of the opposition.
Davis will have to manage the COVID-19 pandemic and the vaccination rollout, boost the economy and revive the healthcare system.
Davis was a part of the Christie administration that was voted out in 2017, which was heavily hit with scandals.
Minnis’ reign as prime minister was criticized for its handling of the Oban deal, Dorian and its aftermath, and the Emergency Orders which caused the closure of businesses.
Amidst the pandemic, Davis staged virtual rallies preaching that his government will usher in transparency, equality and prosperity.