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General Election Results - 13 November 1984
Parliament Building, Bermuda

General elections were held in the Cayman Islands on 13 November 1984 for all 12 seats in the Legislative Assembly using a first-past-the-post system.

Political Teams & Candidates

A total of 36 candidates were presented by two political teams - Unity Team and Dignity Team - along with several independents.

Results

The ruling Unity Team led by Jim Bodden lost all eight seats due to a scandal over Caymanian banks being used to launder drug money. The opposition Dignity Team of Benson Ebanks won three seats in the Legislative Assembly, but the majority (nine) were won by independents.

Voter Turnout

Voter turnout was 77.96%.

Post-Election

Ebanks subsequently became Chief Minister after forming a coalition.

ELECTORAL SYSTEM
System First-past-the-post
Elected Members 12 elected members
VOTER TURNOUT
Total Ballots Cast 6,690
Registered Voters 8,581
Voter Turnout 77.96%
   
CRITICAL DATES
Polling Day Tue, 13 Nov 1984
First Meeting of Parliament Tue, 20 Nov 1984
POLITICAL LEADERS
  Photo Jim BODDEN
Unity Team (UT)
  Photo Benson EBANKS
Dignity Team (DT)
SUMMARY RESULTS
  Party Code Votes Seats
Total % votes Change Number Change
  Team for National Unity UT - -% -% 0 -8
  Progress with Dignity Team DT - -% -% 3 +1
  Independent Candidates IND - -% -% 9 +7
  Total   - 100% 0% 12 -
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CDP = Cayman Democratic Party; PPM = People's Progressive Movement; IND = Inpendent candidate; * Incumbent; ** Political Leader
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