27 Nov, 2015 @ 12:07
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GIBRALTAR ELECTION: Picardo: ‘Nothing makes me prouder than to renew the exact same team’

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Picardo and ministers outside Number 6

FABIAN Picardo has thanked Gibraltar for re-electing him as Chief Minister, following this morning’s landslide election results.

Picardo and ministers outside Number 6
Picardo and ministers outside No 6

After being sworn in at the Convent, the GSLP/Lib team lined up outside No6 before beginning another four years of government.

All ten of the slate finished above rival GSD candidates, although it was Gibraltar’s lowest turnout (70%) since 1980.

An emotional Picardo said: “This is the choice of the people of Gibraltar.

“Nothing makes me prouder than to renew the exact same team which won the 2011 election.

“Gibraltar has told us what it is she wants us to do and the time has come now to start working again.”

Flanked by his ministers, Picardo then turned and headed into No6.

This morning results revealed the GSLP/Libs alliance took 68.03% of the votes, with opposition party the GSD on just 31.37%.

With 10,852 votes, Fabian Picardo led the poll, followed by Joe Garcia on 10,661 and John Cortes on 10,529.

Former Chief Minister Joe Bossano was tenth with 9,145 votes.

Picardo and his party walked to Main Street this morning celebrating their victory.

Meanwhile, Leader of the Opposition Daniel Feetham came 11th with 5,054 votes, followed by Marlene Hassan Nahon on 4,892 and Elliott Philips on 4,784.

The three GSD candidates outside of the top 17, who will form Parliament, are Kim Karnani-Santos, Robert Vasquez and Chris White.

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