Dr Daniel Orlando Smith, OBE (born 28 August 1944) is the current Premier of the British Virgin Islands. He also formerly served as Chief Minister of the British Virgin Islands (as the role was formerly known before the 2007 constitution was adopted) from 2003 to 2007. He first won the office when his National Democratic Party won the 2003 general election, being the party's first victory at a general election in its history.

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  • Dr Daniel Orlando Smith, OBE (born 28 August 1944) is the current Premier of the British Virgin Islands. He also formerly served as Chief Minister of the British Virgin Islands (as the role was formerly known before the 2007 constitution was adopted) from 2003 to 2007. He first won the office when his National Democratic Party won the 2003 general election, being the party's first victory at a general election in its history. Orlando Smith originally qualified as a physician, specialising in obstetrics, and was the territory's chief medical officer for many years both before and after entering politics. He entered politics at a relatively late stage of his career, being first elected to the Legislative Council of the British Virgin Islands (now called the House of Assembly) in the 1999 general election, as the head of the newly formed National Democratic Party (NDP). In 2003, Smith led the NDP to victory, defeating the ruling Virgin Islands Party for the first time since 1983 in the 2003 general election. However, in the 2007 general election, Smith and his party suffered a defeat at the hands of the Virgin Islands Party, retaining only two seats (one of which was Smith's) out of 13 elected seats. Smith barely retained his seat as the at-large candidate, receiving the fourth largest number of votes. Smith remained in the legislature as the head of the opposition. In the 2011 general election Smith and the National Democratic Party rebounded, and won an overall majority. Accordingly, he was invited by the governor to form a new government. He followed that with a second successive victory in the 2015 general election becoming only the second politician in the Territory to win three general elections as party leader. He passed Willard Wheatley as the third longest serving head of Government in British Virgin Islands history on 14 February 2016. However, he would need to win a fourth term to surpass Ralph O'Neal in second place. During his political career, Smith has stood in each election as an "at large" candidate, and so is not affiliated with any individual political district. In each election that he had stood in other than the 2007 election, he had garnered more votes than any other at large candidate (under the current political system in the British Virgin Islands, the four at large candidates with the highest number of votes are elected to the Legislative Council together the representatives of each of the political districts; each voter casts up to five votes - one for the representative of their district, and up to four for the at large candidates). (en)
  • Orlando D. Smith (* 28. August 1944) war von Juni 2003 bis August 2007 Chief Minister der Britischen Jungferninseln. (de)
  • Orlando Smith (né le 28 août 1944 à Tortola) est le Premier Ministre des Îles Vierges britanniques, de 2003 à 2007 et depuis 2011. * Portail des îles Vierges britanniques Portail des îles Vierges britanniques (fr)
  • Ha avuto le funzioni di Primo Ministro delle Isole Vergini britanniche (questa era la denominazione prima del cambio della costituzione del 2007) dal 2003 al 2007. È stato il primo ad assumere questa carica quando il suo partito vinse le elezioni nel 2003. Orlando Smith è un medico, specializzato in ostetricia e fu il medico di riferimento del territorio per molti anni prima e dopo il suo impegno attivo in politica. Iniziò la carriera politica relativamente tardi, fu eletto al Consiglio Legislativo delle Isole Vergini Britanniche (ora chiamato House of Assembly) alle elezioni del 1999, a capo della nuova formazione politica chiamata National Democratic Party (NDP). Nel 2003 Smith come leader del NDP porta il partito alla vittoria delle elezioni, divenendo il partito di riferimento delle Isole Vergini Britanniche. (it)
  • Orlando Smith (ur. 28 sierpnia 1944, Tortola), szef ministrów (premier) Brytyjskich Wysp Dziewiczych od 17 czerwca 2003 do 22 sierpnia 2007. Lider Narodowej Partii Demokratycznej. Premier Brytyjskich Wysp Dziewiczych od 9 listopada 2011. (pl)
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  • Orlando D. Smith (* 28. August 1944) war von Juni 2003 bis August 2007 Chief Minister der Britischen Jungferninseln. (de)
  • Orlando Smith (né le 28 août 1944 à Tortola) est le Premier Ministre des Îles Vierges britanniques, de 2003 à 2007 et depuis 2011. * Portail des îles Vierges britanniques Portail des îles Vierges britanniques (fr)
  • Orlando Smith (ur. 28 sierpnia 1944, Tortola), szef ministrów (premier) Brytyjskich Wysp Dziewiczych od 17 czerwca 2003 do 22 sierpnia 2007. Lider Narodowej Partii Demokratycznej. Premier Brytyjskich Wysp Dziewiczych od 9 listopada 2011. (pl)
  • Dr Daniel Orlando Smith, OBE (born 28 August 1944) is the current Premier of the British Virgin Islands. He also formerly served as Chief Minister of the British Virgin Islands (as the role was formerly known before the 2007 constitution was adopted) from 2003 to 2007. He first won the office when his National Democratic Party won the 2003 general election, being the party's first victory at a general election in its history. (en)
  • Ha avuto le funzioni di Primo Ministro delle Isole Vergini britanniche (questa era la denominazione prima del cambio della costituzione del 2007) dal 2003 al 2007. È stato il primo ad assumere questa carica quando il suo partito vinse le elezioni nel 2003. (it)
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