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Bahamian voters oust prime minister

Bahamian voters oust prime minister

A former Bahamian prime minister led his opposition party to victory, returning to power in elections dominated by questions about the handling of the country's tourism-driven economy.
Hubert Ingraham's Free National Movement won 23 seats in the 41-seat legislature Wednesday, with the party of Prime Minister Perry Christie claiming the rest, according to the government-owned Broadcasting Corporation of the Bahamas.
"The people of the Bahamas have spoken," Ingram said in a victory speech interrupted several times by cheers from thousands of supporters outside party headquarters. He said Christie, his longtime political rival, had called him to concede defeat.