PM Holness Congratulates Minnis and Macron on their Election Victories

Photo: JIS Photographer Prime Minister, the Most Honourable Andrew Michael Holness, O.N., M.P.

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  • Prime Minister Andrew Holness has warmly congratulated Prime Minister-elect Dr Hubert Minnis of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and President-elect of France Emmanuel Macron on their impressive victory at the polls.
  • Dr Minnis’ Free National Movement yesterday (May 11) won the national election in the Bahamas by 35-4 seats while Mr Macron swept to victory on Sunday (May 7).
  • “Your election victory represents an unprecedented achievement in the history of French politics. The people of France, by their vote, have definitively signalled a desire for change and have placed their confidence in your ability to chart the best course for the country over the next five years. They have demonstrated their overwhelming support for your vision of a French Republic that is socially inclusive and deeply rooted in the enduring principles of liberté, égalité, fraternité, with closer political and economic union with your partners in Europe,” added Mr Holness.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has warmly congratulated Prime Minister-elect Dr Hubert Minnis of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and President-elect of France Emmanuel Macron on their impressive victory at the polls.

Dr Minnis’ Free National Movement yesterday (May 11) won the national election in the Bahamas by 35-4 seats while Mr Macron swept to victory on Sunday (May 7).

In his letter to Dr Minnis, Prime Minister Holness said, “on behalf of the Government and the people of Jamaica I extend heartiest congratulations. Jamaica and the Bahamas have shared a strong bilateral relationship and I am confident that your administration will further deepen our ties”, said Prime Minister Holness.

The prime minister also noted that The Bahamas is an integral partner in CARICOM.

In the meantime, Mr Holness noted the historic victory by Mr Macron.

“I too became Prime Minister of Jamaica at age 39 and I recognise the hard work, sacrifices and commitment it takes to be afforded the opportunity to lead a nation so early in one’s career,” said Mr Holness.

“Your election victory represents an unprecedented achievement in the history of French politics. The people of France, by their vote, have definitively signalled a desire for change and have placed their confidence in your ability to chart the best course for the country over the next five years. They have demonstrated their overwhelming support for your vision of a French Republic that is socially inclusive and deeply rooted in the enduring principles of liberté, égalité, fraternité, with closer political and economic union with your partners in Europe,” added Mr Holness.

Prime Minister Holness also emphasised that Jamaica places great value on the strong bonds of friendship and cooperation that Jamaica and France have enjoyed over the last 55 years.

Mr Holness expressed optimism that the mutually beneficial relations will be further strengthened under Mr Macron’s leadership.

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