Opposition triumphs in elections in Anguilla
Bridgetown, Jun 30 (Prensa Latina) The small Caribbean island of Anguilla is undergoing an important political change starting today with the victory of a newly created organization led by Ellis Lorenzo Webster, in the elections held the day before, known as the Progressive Movement of Anguilla (MPA) that conquered seven of the 11 seats in parliament.
The United Front of Anguilla of until-now Prime Minister Victor Banks stayed with the other four seats in the House.
The elections were due to take place earlier this year, but were postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
In its first statement after the victory, the MPA stated that 'a new page has been written in the history of Anguilla. The story of change has started tonight.'
The group issued a message in Facebook thanking the support, faith and hope placed in the organization and 'for accepting our vision and marching with us on this journey.'
The elections were held with a list of 11,950 voters and 32 candidates from the two main parties, plus 10 independents.
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