As previously reported here, Bermuda held its first general election since 2003 on December 18, 2007. As a result, Bermuda Premier Ewart Brown of the Progressive Labour Party (“PLP”) was officially elected by public vote as Premier, a position he originally obtained through an internal party battle a year ago. Additionally, the PLP solidified its hold on the majority of Parliament seats by retaining 22, the same amount previously held, leaving the conservative United Bermuda Party (“UBP”) with 14. This marks the third consecutive term of general elections won by the PLP over the UBP. Among the PLP’s major campaign platforms were senior health care, free child day care and free bus and ferry transportation.