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Regional 06 Jul, 2020 Follow News

Now-former Anguilla's Premier, Victor Banks

Anguilla's Premier, Dr. Ellis Lorenzo Webster

Dee-Ann Kentish-Rogers

There’s a change of government in the sister British Overseas Territory of Anguilla.

In the election on Monday, the ruling Anguilla United Front (AUF) of Premier Victor Banks lost power to the Anguilla Progressive Movement (APM) headed by Dr. Ellis Webster.

Eleven seats were at stake divided among district constituencies and island-wide representation.

The APM won four of the seven district seats and three of the four island-wide seats, giving it the majority in the House of Assembly with seven seats.

The AUF held three of the district seats and one of the island-wide seats, giving it a total of four.

The big news coming out of the election is the unseating of veteran politician and now-former Premier Victor Banks.

He lost to newcomer, 27 year-old barrister Dee-Ann Kentish-Rogers.

A former Miss Universe:

Great Britain, she is also an accomplished athlete, competing in the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland, and before that ran in the 400 metres in India in 2010.

Anguilla has a five member cabinet of ministers.

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