Dr. Hubert Minnis was most fortunate as leaders of the opposition go or, more to the point, come to that top job. Rarely does one gain such a prize without a contest, as did the MP for Killarney.
Returning to opposition after being defeated as the government in the 2013 Australian general election, the Labour Party set about electing a new leader who would subsequently become leader of the opposition.
The two-tier process involved voting by rank-and-file members of the party followed by a ballot of the parliamentary party, with both voting blocs equally weighted to determine the winner.
Approximately a year and a half into his second non-consecutive term as prime minister, Bahamians have a generally good sense of the patterns and habits of leadership that will characterize the balance of Perry Christie’s term.
Dr. Minnis has been in post long enough for a general assessment of his leadership of the opposition. The Leader of the Opposition has shown measurable growth in the office.