Bahamian Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis has conceded defeat in Thursday's general election.
He telephoned the leader of the main opposition Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) Phillip Davis to congratulate him on his party's electoral victory.
Dr. Minnis's Free National Movement (FNM) went into the election controlling 35 of the 39 seats in Parliament.
Preliminary results indicated that the party had been trounced 32 to 7 by the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP).
After he cast his ballot on Thursday, Prime Minister Minnis defended his decision to call an early general election even as the country continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic.
Critics, including some of the country's physicians, had expressed grave concerns that the public health care system will continue to teeter on the verge of collapse as they predicted increased cases of the coronavirus.