Bermudians vote to return Premier David Burt to office


David Burt

HAMILTON, Bermuda — Incumbent Premier, David Burt, led his Progressive Labour Party (PLP) to a landslide victory in the island-nation’s General Elections held last Thursday.

The PLP won 30 of the 36 seats at stake, with the other six going to the main opposition, One Bermuda Alliance (OBA), led by former Premier, Craig Cannonier.

The recently-formed Free Democratic Movement (FDM) led by businessman, Marc Bean, saw all 14 of its candidates defeated. There were also five unsuccessful independent candidates.

The Bermuda Parliamentary Registry said 25,763 of the 46,311 registered voters cast their ballots.

Bermuda is an Associate Member of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).