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PNP victory in Turks and Caicos

PNP victory in Turks and Caicos

Sat, November 10, 2012 - 9:43 AM

PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands – The Progressive National Party (PNP) has won the general elections in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI), three years after it was removed from office at the height of a corruption scandal that involved then premier Michael Misick.

Preliminary figures show that the PNP, headed by Dr Rufus Ewing, had won six of the ten electoral districts with its main challenger, the People’s Democratic Movement (PDM) headed by a former premier, Oswald Skipping, winning the other four districts.

The preliminary figures show that the newly formed People’s Progressive Party (PPP) could only must a total of 310 votes of 2.4 per cent of the total votes cast.

The PNP is also leading in four of the so called five “At Large Votes” with Ewing polling the second highest tally defeating Skipping, who came eighth among the 11 candidates.

The figures show that overall, the PNP secured 6,293 votes or 49.13 per cent while the PDM tallied 6, 191 or 48.3 per cent of the popular votes. (CMC)

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