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Top winners may not shape government

Top winners may not shape government

| 25/05/2017 | 24 Comments
(CNS Elections): When the final count was in Wednesday night, the winners in terms of numbers did not necessarily reflect the final tally of groupings and they may not find themselves on the government benches. McKeeva Bush secured the most votes of any candidate by far. 605 people voted for him in [...]

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Independents secure nine seats

Independents secure nine seats

| 25/05/2017 | 146 Comments
(CNS Elections): With independents securing three major PPM ministers’ scalps and the CDP failing to secure any seats outside of West Bay, the final results have left Cayman facing significant uncertainty over who will lead the next government. The results were all in well before midnight, b [...]

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Panton loses out to Suckoo in Newlands

Panton loses out to Suckoo in Newlands

| 24/05/2017 | 45 Comments
(CNS): Wayne Panton (PPM) became the third Cabinet minister to lose his seat Wednesday night when Alva Suckoo (IND) beat him by just 15 votes. In one of the tightest races of the night, the former PPM candidate who crossed the floor with Tony Eden over their objection to gay rights secured the seat [...]

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Alden takes RB as Marco beaten in GTC

Alden takes RB as Marco beaten in GTC

| 24/05/2017 | 61 Comments
(CNS) The PPM suffered their biggest blow of the evening when the former finance minister, Marco Archer, was beaten in George Town Central by Kenneth Bryan (IND) with just 35 votes between them. Alden McLaughlin, whose position as premier was looking shakier as the evening wore on, secured his seat [...]

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Independents secure Bodden Town East & West

Independents secure Bodden Town East & West

| 24/05/2017 | 16 Comments
(CNS Election): Independent candidates Dwayne ‘John-John’ Seymour and Chris Saunders have both secured seats in Bodden Town East and West. Osbourne Bodden was beaten into third place with just 25% of the vote after Seymour secured almost 38% of the vote in a tight race in Bodden Town Eas [...]

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Radio host becomes first new face in LA

Radio host becomes first new face in LA

| 24/05/2017 | 17 Comments
(CNS Election): Radio talk show host, Austin Harris, who ran as an independent candidate in Prospect, has won the seat and becomes the first new face in the LA. Harris secured 54.2% of the vote to beat Lucille Seymour, who took just 38.3%, leaving Matthew Leslie (IND) with just over 6% of the vote. [...]

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No surprises as smaller seats declared

No surprises as smaller seats declared

| 24/05/2017 | 1 Comment
(CNS Elections): Independent candidates Arden McLean in East End and Ezzard Miller in North Side, as well as Moses Kirkconnell and Juliana O’Connor-Connolly for the Progressives in Cayman Brac have all been returned to the Legislative Assembly after their seats were the first to be declared. K [...]

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Count begins in all constituencies

Count begins in all constituencies

| 24/05/2017 | 1 Comment
(CNS Election): Counting in all 19 constituencies began at 7pm with the postal and mobile boxes. The first results to come in were from Cayman Brac West and Little Cayman (CBWLC), where ten postal ballots had been issued. The election supervisor confirmed that six of those votes were returned and in [...]

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Final turnout just short of 75% of voters

Final turnout just short of 75% of voters

| 24/05/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Election): More than 15,860 voters took part in the Cayman Islands first ever election under the system of ‘one man, one vote’ in single-member constituencies, representing a national turnout of just under 75%. While this was slightly less than previous elections, the numbers diffe [...]

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All mobile and postal ballot boxes safe and secure

All mobile and postal ballot boxes safe and secure

| 24/05/2017 | 1 Comment
(CNS Election): The supervisor of elections confirmed that there were no problems with the security of any of the ballot boxes that contain postal and mobile votes. Speaking to the media, Wesley Howell said a candidate had asked where the boxes containing those votes were being held and had been tol [...]

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