Barbados. According to
Countryaah reports, a change of government was the result of the
January 15 parliamentary elections, when opposition
Democratic Workers 'Party (DLP) won big over ruling Barbados
Workers' Party (BLP) with 20 seats (53 percent of the vote)
against 10 (46.5 percent). BLP with Prime Minister Owen
Arthur at the head had then ruled the country for 14 years.
The victory of the opposition was considered mainly because
it succeeded in attracting young voters. Despite a good
economic development in recent years, not least in the
tourism industry and the financial sector, dissatisfaction
with rising living costs was the ruling party in the barrel.
However, DLP's and BLP's policies do not differ
significantly. Prime Minister of the new government became
DLP leader David Thompson.