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OAS Secretary General Congratulates New Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda

  June 17, 2014

The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, today congratulated the new Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Gaston Browne, and his Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party on their victory in the elections held on June 12.

In a letter sent to the new leader of Antigua and Barbuda, Secretary General Insulza noted the competitive nature of the electoral campaign, and highlighted that “the people of Antigua and Barbuda demonstrated their extraordinary commitment to the electoral process, reflected in a high voter turnout and the peaceful exercise of their franchise during the Election Day.” This was evidence of “the strongly held democratic traditions for which your country and the Caribbean region as a whole are well known,” added the Secretary General.

“The OAS was pleased to have been invited to observe the General Elections,” continued the letter from the OAS leader, who added that he looks forward to meeting Prime Minister at the CARICOM Heads of Government Meeting in St. Johns in July. In closing, Secretary General Insulza pledged his aid and that of the Organization he leads “to work with you in advancing the development of Antigua and Barbuda.”

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Reference: E-261/14