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General Election Results - 20 November 1996
Parliament Building, Bermuda

General elections were held in the Cayman Islands on 20 November 1996 for all 15 seats in the Legislative Assembly using a first-past-the-post system.

Political Parties & Candidates

Three teams with a total of 44 candidates contested the general election: the governing National Team, Team Cayman and the Democratic Alliance Group.

Results

The National Team was returned to office but with a reduced majority, winning nine seats. The Democratic Alliance won two seats in George Town, Team Cayman won one in Bodden Town and independents won seats in George Town, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman.

Voter Turnout

Voter turnout was 85.48%.

Post-Election

Truman Bodden continued as Leader of Government Business in the Legislative Assembly.

ELECTORAL SYSTEM
System First-past-the-post
Elected Members 15 elected members
VOTER TURNOUT
Total Valid Ballots 8,872
Total Invalid Ballots 61
Total Ballots Cast 8,933
Registered Voters 10,450
Voter Turnout 85.48%
   
CRITICAL DATES
Polling Day Wed, 20 Nov 1996
First Meeting of Parliament Wed, 27 Nov 1996
POLITICAL LEADERS
  Photo Kurt TIBBETS
Democratic Alliance (DA)
  Photo Truman BODDEN
National Team (NT)
SUMMARY RESULTS
  Party Code Votes Seats
Total % votes Change Number Change
  Democratic Alliance DA 5,067 19.95% -% 2 +2
  Team for National Unity Winner NT 12,210 48.08% -% 9 -3
  Team Cayman TC 4,526 17.82% -% 1 -
  Independent Candidates IND 3,592 14.14% -% 3 -
  Total   25,395 100% 0% 15 -
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CDP = Cayman Democratic Party; PPM = People's Progressive Movement; IND = Inpendent candidate; * Incumbent; ** Political Leader
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