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Posted: Friday, May 25, 2018. 8:28 am CST.

Picture: Caribbean National Weekly

untry of Barbados held their general elections.

A record of 125 candidates contested the 31 parliamentary constituencies, however, it was expected that the two major political parties would dominate the elections.

Barbados’ Labour Party, the Opposition Party led by Mia Mottley won the elections by a landslide victory. Mottley and her team won all 30 seats in parliament according to Barbados Electoral Commission, thus becoming the first female prime minister of the country.

The results of the elections conferred a whopping defeat to former Prime Minister Freundel Stuart.

Mottley had been the Leader of the Opposition Party since 2013.

She is a former minister and attorney general.

Mottley makes history by becoming the first female Prime Minister since Barbados’ Independence from Great Britain in 1966.

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