Mia Mottley elected first female Prime Minister of Barbados as Labour Party wins election

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Mia Mottley elected first female Prime Minister of Barbados as Labour Party wins election

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The Barbados Labour Party (BLP) has won the country's 2018 General Elections claiming all 30 seats in the country's House of Assembly and unseating the Democratic Labour Party (DLP), which has governed the country since 2008.

The crushing victory for the BLP means that its political leader Mia Amor Mottley will be sworn in as Barbados' first female Prime Minister since the country gained independence from Britain in 1966.

Mottley, 52, becomes Barbados' eighth Prime Minister and the fifth female head of government in the English speaking Caribbean joining the likes of the late Dame Eugenia Charles of Dominica, Janet Jagan of Guyana, Portia Simpson Miller in Jamaica and Kamla Persad Bissessar in Trinidad and Tobago.

Click here to read the full article published by Telesur TV on 24 May 2018.

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