Friday, 9 December 2011

Fabian Picardo, Gibraltar's new Chief Minister

GIBRALTAR (Agencies) The largest voter turnout since 1980, the result of a heated campaign, finally saw Fabian Picardo, of the Gibraltar Socialist Labour Party, elected with over 50 % of the vote. The results puts an end to 16 years of Peter Caruana (Gibraltar Social Democrats, or GSD) in Government. Caruana has just congratulated Picardo, who appreciated "the example of democracy" given by Gibraltar and thanked the electorate for participating. He also thanked Gibraltarians for their support over the years, adding that "we make our own decisions", a reminder of the many advances in that direction made during his mandates. The former Chief Minister also told the new one that he is available to work for Gibraltar.

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