Regional: Barbados elects first female Prime Minister

The results are in and for the first time in the nation's history, Barbados will be led by a female prime minister.

Mia Mottley's Barbados labour party won Thursday's election by a landslide and will form the next government, according to political analyst, Peter Wickham.  

The victory came as no surprise.

He says the result was indicative of the population's attitude towards outgoing prime minister and head of the democratic labour party Freundel Stuart.

Stuart's reign as prime minister spanned 10 years however his regime's popularity dropped largely due to its inability to steer the country's economy to stability.

 

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