BARBADOS-POLITICS-Mottley appointed leader of opposition party

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Less than a week after he led the Barbados labour Party (BLP) into its second consecutive defeat, Owen Arthur, has been replaced as leader of the party. Mia Mottley, a former attorney general, who in 2010 lost the leadership of the BLP, was named as the new leader, by BLP executive member Gline Clarke flanked by 13 parliamentary members. The BLP lost the 2013 general election by a 16-14 margin.

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