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Yet another twist to the formation of a government in Cayman Islands

From Da Vibes

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands, May 30 2017 (Caribbean News Service) – There is yet another twist to the formation of a government in this British Overseas Territory following the May 24 general elections that resulted in none of the parties securing an outright victory.

A new government headed by the leader of the People’s Progressive Movement (PPM), Alden McLaughlin, will be sworn into office at 10 a.m. (local time) on Wednesday after the party was able to put together a coalition with the Cayman Democratic Party (CDP).

Last weekend, McKeeva Bush, the CDP leader, said he had written to Governor Helen Kilpatrick to rescind an earlier agreement that was signed only hours earlier with McLaughlin.

Bush said then he was now set to become premier.

But it seems Bush has now accepted the role of Speaker in the new National Assembly with McLaughlin to be sworn in as premier.

According to the new agreement, Moses Kirkconnell will continue to serve as Deputy Premier with independents Tara Rivers, Austin Harris and Dwayne Seymour being part of the new government.

Details of the agreement between the parties are being finalised in terms of Cabinet assignments, but McLaughlin said he has the full support of his team for the coalition and that the new government reflects the will of the people.

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