New Government Elected and New Premier Sworn into Office in Montserrat

Premier Easton Taylor-Farrell

BRADES, Montserrat, Tuesday November 19, 2019 Easton Taylor-Farrell was today sworn in as Montserrat’s new premier, after his Movement for Change and Prosperity (MCAP) won yesterday’s elections, taking power from the People’s Democratic Movement (PDM).

The MCAP won five of the nine seats in the Legislative Assembly in the British Overseas Territory, while the PDM won three.

Outgoing Premier Donaldson Romeo, who led the PDM up until a few weeks before the polls, won the other seat as an independent candidate.

Taylor-Farrell, who said he would name his Cabinet later this week, said he would have “preferred to have a bit larger majority”.

“That’s not the case but we will work with what we have for the benefit of this country,” he said, indicating that his cabinet would be made known later this week.

Premier Taylor-Farrell said it was time to “unite and heal our country, spreading love, compassion and understanding towards each other because it was because of this lack of compassion that caused us to hate, disrespect and name call during the campaign”.

“….We are all Montserratians. It is my hope that after today we will live together as one,” he added.

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