Mottley’s Barbados Election Gamble Paid Off Royally

Barbadian Prime Minister Mia Mottley speaks during the opening ceremony of the COP26 U.N. Climate Summit in Glasgow, Scotland, Nov. 1, 2021 (AP file photo by Alberto Pezzali).
Barbadian Prime Minister Mia Mottley speaks during the opening ceremony of the COP26 U.N. Climate Summit in Glasgow, Scotland, Nov. 1, 2021 (AP file photo by Alberto Pezzali).
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Last month, Barbadian Prime Minister Mia Mottley won a stunning landslide victory in the Caribbean nation’s first general election since it declared itself a republic last November. While most analysts predicted that Mottley would likely win a second term as prime minister, few anticipated that her Barbados Labour Party, or BLP, would repeat its unprecedented sweep of all 30 parliamentary seats in the 2018 election that brought Mottley to power. Back then, Mottley led the BLP to victory by riding a wave of popular discontent with the previous Democratic Labour Party, or DLP, which had been in power for the […]

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