Cayman Islands Elections 2013 | Cayman Legislative Assembly

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Cayman Islands Elections 2013

Cayman Islands Elections 2013 were held on 22 May 2013. The officeholder United Democratic Party (UDP) government fell on a movement of non-trust in December 2012 and was supplanted by a between time government comprised of previous UDP individuals who shaped the People’s National Alliance (PNA). The principle rivalry in the race was between the People’s Progressive Movement (Progressives) and the UDP, with the PNA and another political gathering the Coalition for Cayman (C4C) exhibiting a deficient number of possibility to win a lion’s share government.

The Progressives won portion of the seats (9), with the UDP and C4C taking 3 each, and active Premier of the Cayman Islands Juliana O’Connor-Connolly holding the main seat for the PNA. The two occupant independents were additionally re-chose. Dynamic pioneer Alden McLaughlin shaped another legislature.


Cayman Islands Elections 2013 – CANDIDATES & RESULTS:

Party

Seats Won

Votes

People’s Progressive Movement 9 21,859
United Democratic Party 3 15,516
Independents 5 14,042
People’s National Alliance 1 3,436

 


Overview of Electoral System

Here, we provide an overview of the electoral system in the country.

Head of State Inherited monarchy with a Governor appointed by the Briish Monarch
Head of Government Chief Secretary appointed by Governor
Structure of Parliament Unicameral Legislative Assembly with 18 seats
Electoral Law Election law of 2004
Constituencies 15 single-member constituencies
Voting System In the the Legislative Assembly, 3 members are appointed to serve 4-year terms and 15 members are elected by popular vote to serve 4-year terms.
Term of Office 4 years
Voter Requirements – age: 18 years
– The voter has been resident in the Cayman Islands for a period or periods amounting to not less than two years out of the four years immediately preceding the relevant date.
Candidate Eligibility and Requirements – 21 years.
The candidate shall, at the date of his nomination for election, be domiciled and resident in the islands. Furthermore, the candidate shall have either 1) been born in the islands in the circumstances mentioned in subsection (2)(b) of this section, has resided in the Islands for a period of not less then seven years immediately preceding the date of his nomination for election and, subject to subsections (3) and (4) of this section, the number of days on which he was absent from the islands in that period does not exceed four hundred; or 2) been born outside the Islands, has resided in the Islands for a period of periods amounting to not less than fifteen years out of the twenty years immediately preceding the date of his nomination for election, and in the seven years immediately preceding the date of his nomination for election the number of days on which he was absent from the islands does not exceed four hundred.
Electoral Authority Supervisor of Elections