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GIBRALTAR ELECTION

Fabian Picardo re-elected as Gibraltar chief minister by a landslide

Socialist incumbent gets 68% of the vote and thanks voters for their “tsunami of support”

Gibraltar chief minister Fabian Picardo has won another four years in office.
Gibraltar chief minister Fabian Picardo has won another four years in office.JON NAZCA (REUTERS)

The Socialist Fabian Picardo has been re-elected as Gibraltar’s chief minister for another four years.

The candidate for the Gibraltar Socialist Labour Party-Liberal Party of Gibraltar alliance (GSLP-GLP) trumped the opposition with 68.03% of the vote in elections held on Thursday.

The ballot was marked by a low turnout of 70% out of 23,278 eligible voters, nearly a 12-point drop from 2011

Opposition leader Daniel Feetham, of the center-right Gibraltar Social Democrats (GSD), attracted 31.37% support.

The winner talked about the landslide victory as “a tsunami of support” and said he would work on his campaign pledges with a “humble” attitude, the Efe news agency reported.

The ballot was marked by a low voter turnout of 70% out of 23,278 eligible voters, nearly a 12-point drop from 2011, when Picardo ended then-GSD leader Peter Caruana’s 15-year tenure as chief minister.

English version by Susana Urra.

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