Bermuda: A Vote Against Racism

At first glance, Bermuda and the Bahamas might seem picture-postcard duplicates. Both Caribbean resort islands have a heavy Negro majority and a predominantly Negro party with the same initials (P.L.P.). Each also has a largely white-and business-dominated party with the same initials (U.B.P.). But there, all coincidence ends. In the Bahamas, the predominantly white United Bahamian Party was decisively voted from power in elections held last year. In Bermuda, voters went to the polls last week and just as decisively re-elected their predominantly white United Bermuda Party, giving it a commanding majority of 30 seats in the island's 40-seat Assembly.


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