NASSAU, Bahamas (Reuters) - Bahamian voters ousted their government and returned former Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham's party to power in parliamentary elections dominated by economic issues and political scandals.

Ingraham's Free National Movement, or FNM, won 23 of the 41 seats in the House of Assembly and will form the new government to lead the island chain for the next five years, according to unofficial results reported by the state-owned ZNS television station.

Outgoing Prime Minister Perry Christie's Progressive Liberal Party, or PLP, campaigned mainly on its economic record in the affluent, tourism-dependent nation of 700 islands and 320,000 people.

But Ingraham's party successfully raised ethical questions, including allegations that immigration officials fast-tracked a residency permit for pinup model and billionaire's widow Anna Nicole Smith, who lived in the Bahamas until her accidental drug overdose death in Florida in February.

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