PNP wins big in TCI poll
The ruling Progressive National Party (PNP) has been returned to power in the Turks and Caicos Islands with an increased majority.
When counting of the ballots was completed on Friday night following the day's general elections, the PNP had secured 13 of the 15 electable seats at stake in the British Overseas Territory.
The opposition Peoples' Democratic Movement could only muster enough votes to win two seats.
TCI Premier Michael Misick described the election as, "13 to 2, with lots of work to do."
There are 17 seats in all in the Turks and Caicos Assembly - 15 are elected by popular vote, the other two are appointed.
In the disputed April 2003 general elections, the PNP won 6 seats.
It challenged the outcome in two constituencies and won the subsequent bi-elections.
Mr Misick was sworn in as Chief Minister on August 16th 2003, the title later being changed to Premier.