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Ousted premier seeks return to power in Caymans

Ousted premier seeks return to power in Caymans

A former Cayman Islands premier who faces 11 criminal charges is heading into elections with a chance of returning to leadership of the British Overseas Territory.
McKeeva Bush's United Democratic Party is one of just two parties with a distant chance at winning outright in Wednesday's vote for all 18 seats in the legislature. But no party is fielding candidates for all the seats and most observers say a coalition government is likely for the three-island territory of about 56,000 people.
Bush's main rival is attorney Alden McLaughlin, head of the People's Progressive Movement.
Bush lost a no-confidence vote and was ousted as premier in December after being arrested on suspicion of misusing a government credit card and abuse of office. He says the police probes are politically motivated.


Updated : 2021-01-25 13:27 GMT+08:00