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Bahamas: Maxine Waters-I’m Looking Forward To A Woman Prime Minister

US Congresswoman Maxine Waters was a well known spectator at the 2018 Junkanoo Boxing Day Parade — a tradition she and her husband have shared for more than a decade.

Ms Waters sat in the front row in Parliament Square and avidly watched the festivities.

The well-known politician, fondly known as “Aunty Maxine” by legions of supporters, took a few moments to speak to reporters about her history with The Bahamas, her love of the culture, the political climate of the United States and the status of women politicians worldwide.

“My husband (Sidney Williams) was a former ambassador to The Bahamas from the United States for four and a half years (1994-1998), supported by (former US President Bill) Clinton,” Ms Waters said.

“And so we’ve been coming here for many years and certainly we love Junkanoo. So we try to get here every year. I think we’ve only missed two years in the last 10 or 15 years.”

When asked if she has a particular group for whom she roots, Ms Williams name-dropped one but expressed her admiration for all the participants.

“I have to be careful,” she said. “But everybody loves the Saxons, and all of them are great.”

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