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PLP lose Pindling seat in Bahamas

The ruling Free National Movement party gained another seat in the Bahamian parliament when it won a by-election in the South Andros constituency, which the opposition Progressive Liberal Party had held for 41 years.The seat had been vacated by former Prime Minister and PLP leader Sir Lynden Pindling, who had represented South Andros for 30 years before retiring from politics after his party's humiliating defeat in the March 14 general election.

Lynden Pindling quits politics

Sir Lynden Pindling has announced he is stepping down as leader of the opposition Progressive Liberal Party after 32 years, including 25 as Prime Minister, and is also quitting politics following his party's comprehensive defeat in the Bahamas General Election on March 14.Pindling was one of only six PLP MPs to keep hold of their seats as Hubert Ingraham's Free National Movement party won a record 34 of the 40 seats available. The PLP will meet soon to elect a replacement.

Pindling accused of inciting Bahamas General Election violence

Bahamian opposition leader Sir Lynden Pindling, who all but destroyed his country's international business sector when he was Prime Minister from 1967 to 1992, has been accused of inciting gang members to murder a member of the government in the run up to a General Election on March 14.Housing Minister Chuck Virgill was shot to death just one day after Pindling appeared to incite members of drugs gangs who support him to take violent action against the government.