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Yearbook 2017

Bahamas. In the May elections, the Free National Movement (FNM) Party regained power after five years in opposition. The FNM received a full 35 out of 39 seats in Parliament's lower house against only four for the former Progressive Liberal Party (PLP). According to Countryaah.com, the election victory was a great triumph for FNM party leader Hubert Minnis, who at the end of 2016 temporarily saw himself replaced as opposition leader by party mate Loretta Butler-Turner. However, she was excluded from the party in April 2017. Minnis became the new prime minister after the election. The PLP's great loss was partly explained by corruption scandals and the fact that the construction of the huge tourist resort Baha Mar has been delayed. According to the original plans, Baha Mar should have been ready in December 2014. However, during the journey, the multibillion project has gone bankrupt and gained new owners.

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