The country ponders the possibility of a snap election.
Premier Hon. Alden McLaughlin confirms with Cayman 27 he is considering calling an early country-wide vote following the departure of three colleagues from the government benches.
In response to our question on the matter, the premier said, “In the present circumstances, indeed it is a possibility and something that has to be considered.”
Within the last couple of months, Bodden Town MLAs Anthony Eden and Alva Suckoo left the Progressives ranks over a disagreement on how partners in a same sex union should be classified under the immigration law. And most recently, independent George Town representative Winston Connolly said he left his post as Education Councillor so that his private member’s motions could “see the light of day and not be at the mercy of the premier or the party.”
If an election is called before May 2017, it would mean the electorate would cast its ballot under the current mixed-member system, as there would not be enough time for the law change to implement one person one vote and get the elections office ready.