US State Department’s Official Statement on The Bahamas’ Election

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United States President Barack Obama is smiling at the Bahamas

We congratulate Prime Minister The Right Honorable Perry G. Christie of the Progressive Liberal Party. The people of The Bahamas have once again demonstrated their commitment to democratic values that the United States and The Bahamas share.  This expression of the will of the Bahamian people in free, fair, and transparent elections reaffirms The Bahamas’ status as a model of good governance not only in the region, but in the world.

The United States and The Bahamas share a lasting friendship based upon strong economic, cultural, and historic ties that bind our nations.  This friendship is further strengthened by our shared commitment to promoting democracy, economic prosperity, and security around the globe.

We look forward to working with Prime Minister The Right Honorable Perry G. Christie as we continue to strengthen our partnership and advance common goals for both our nations.