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Turks and Caicos Islands hold parliamentary elections today


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The British Overseas Territory of Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) are holding a general election today three years after the government was suspended by Britain for allegations of government corruption.

The 31,458 eligible voters will vote from a choice of three parties plus two independents with a total of 37 candidates standing for the 15 elected seats in the TCI House of Assembly. There are a total of 19 members of the House but four are appointed by Governor Ric Todd. Ten of the elected seats are in single member constituencies whilst five are island wide.

The three political parties contesting the election are the People’s Democratic Movement (PDM), Progressive National Party (PNP) and People’s Progressive Party (PPP).

The current timetable anticipates the swearing in of Ministers to take place on 14th November with the first sitting of the parliament on 19th November.

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