Hubert Minnis

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Dr. Hubert Minnis
Hubert Minnis 2016.jpg
4th Prime Minister of the Bahamas
Assumed office
11 May 2017
MonarchElizabeth II
Governor GeneralDame Marguerite Pindling
DeputyPeter Turnquest
Preceded byPerry Christie
Personal details
Born (1954-04-16) 16 April 1954 (age 65)
Nassau, Bahamas
Political partyFree National Movement
Spouse(s)Patricia Beneby
Children3
Alma materUniversity of Minnesota, Twin Cities
University of the West Indies

Hubert Alexander Minnis (born 17 April 1954)[1] is a Bahamian physician and politician. He is the 4th and current Prime Minister of the Bahamas since May 2017. Minnis is the leader of the Free National Movement, the present majority party, and the Member of Parliament for the New Providence constituency of Killarney.[2] First elected to the legislature in the 2007 election,[2] he succeeded Hubert Ingraham as party leader following the party's defeat in the 2012 election.[3]

Minnis became Prime Minister following the victory of his party in the general election held on 10 May 2017 defeating the incumbent Perry Christie.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. [1]
  2. 2.0 2.1 Smith, Dana (May 11, 2012). "Minnis Sworn In As Opposition Leader". tribune242.com. Retrieved May 11, 2017.
  3. "Bahamas' Free National Movement Names Hubert Minnis New Leader". caribjournal.com. May 10, 2012. Retrieved May 11, 2017.
  4. "Hubert Minnis Going After Bahamas PM's Job". caribbean360.com. April 18, 2017. Retrieved May 11, 2017.