Thursday, March 25, 2004

Ja: Finally!

Longtime opposition leader Baldwin Spencer was sworn in as prime minister yesterday after a decisive victory in elections that ended nearly 60 years of dominance of a family political dynasty in Antigua and Barbuda.

Spencer, a 55 year-old labour activist, took the oath of office at the governor-general's residence before hundreds of supporters and politicians. He said the Caribbean country's government would get to work right away.

"There is no honeymoon period in this business," Spencer said. "We have to get down to work because we have a packed agenda."
91 percent of eligible voters went to the polls.

Here's some background info on Spencer.

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