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McLaughlin's PPM on track to form Cayman Islands govt

Thursday, May 23, 2013 | 9:23 AM    

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GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (CMC) - As the counting of ballots from Wednesday’s General Election continues, the latest results have revealed that the opposition People’s Progressive Movement (PPM) is just one seat short of a majority required for a ruling government. 

 The PPM took four out of six Legislative Assembly seats in George Town, the Cayman Islands’ largest voting district, with results being announced just after dawn Thursday.  

The win in the capital almost assuredly makes PPM leader Alden McLaughlin the country’s next premier, although he acknowledged some possible deal making in the next few days.  

McLaughlin told the Cayman Compass newspaper that his party would look to work with any of the independent candidates, including the Coalition for Cayman candidates, to form a government.  

“We have got nine seats, so we have to go now and talk to everybody in the piece about their willingness to work with us,” McLaughlin said. “The country does not need any more division.”  

He said his party would look to work with any of the independent candidates, including the Coalition for Cayman candidates, to form a government.  

The election results left the former ruling United Democratic Party with three elected members alone in the district of West Bay.  

In addition to the two in George Town, independent candidates were elected in West Bay, North Side, and East End, with lone People’s National Alliance member Juliana O’Connor-Connolly being elected in Cayman Brac.

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