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May 11, 2005
At stake in this election:
15 seats in the Legislative Assembly.
Description of government structure:
Chief of State: Queen ELIZABETH II*
Head of Government: Chief Secretary W. McKeeva BUSH
Assembly: The Cayman Islands has a unicameral Legislative Assembly with 18 seats.
*Represented by Governor Bruce DINWIDDY
Description of electoral system:
The monarch is hereditary.
Members of the Legislative Assembly serve four-year terms. 15 members are elected by popular votes and 3 members are appointed from the Cabinet.
Main parties in the electoral race:
Party: United Democratic Party (UPD)
Leader: McKeeva BUSH
Seats won in last election: 7
Party: People's Progressive Movement (PPM)
Leader: Kurt TIBBETTS
Seats won in last election: 5
Party: People's Democratic Alliance (PDA)
Leader: Linford PIERSON
Seats won in last election: 1
Seats won in last election: 2
When was the last election?
The last parliamentary election was held on November 8, 2000.
Population and number of registered voters:
Population: 43,103 (July 2004 est.)
Number of registered voters: 13,118
These elections were postponed from November 17, 2004 due to Hurricane Ivan.
SOURCE: INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR ELECTION SYSTEMS (IFES)
For additional information:
IFES ElectionGuide Online
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