Resounding win for opposition in Bermuda general elections

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Premier-elect David Burt

By Caribbean News Now contributor

HAMILTON, Bermuda — The opposition Progressive Labour Party (PLP) on Tuesday were voted into office in a resounding victory in general elections in Bermuda. The PLP, led by David Burt, secured a clear mandate to govern with 59 percent of the vote in a 24-12-seat victory over the ruling One Bermuda Alliance (OBA).

At 38-years-old, Burt will be the youngest premier in the island’s history. With his technology background and fresh approach, he is perceived as understanding the business of the future.

“The Bermudian people have put their faith in a party that knows international investment is the key to economic prosperity and the Progressive Labour Party will provide the framework that such investment demands. Bermuda’s economy is now open for business,” the PLP said in a press statement.

Burt commented, “The victory for the PLP is a victory for the Bermudian people. We are open, ready and willing to work with any and all who support our pledge to put Bermudians first. This country is entering a new era; one of collaboration, advancement and prosperity.”

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