BBC News is reporting that the ruling Democratic Labor Party (DLP) has retained power in Barbados’ closely fought general elections. Led by Prime Minister Freundel Stuart, the DLP won 16 parliamentary seats in the 30-member House of Assembly. Prior to the election, Barbados’ opposition party, the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) was slated to win in an election that many said was too close to call. The BLP won 14 parliamentary seats.
Prime Minister Stuart took over as prime minister after the death of Prime Minister David Thompson in 2010. This election will give him his first full term in office.
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