Ruling party swept out of office in Anguilla general elections
THE VALLEY, Anguilla -- The opposition Anguilla United Front (AUF) led by veteran politician Victor Banks won an overwhelming majority at the polls on Wednesday after voters in Anguilla stood in lines for hours to cast their ballots in the seven electoral districts.
All members of the incumbent Anguilla United Movement (AUM) government lost their seats and, for the first time in the history of the island, three women were voted into the House of Assembly.
Banks was expected to be sworn in as the new chief minister of Anguilla.
Following the election, Banks said on social media: "Thanks to everyone for the love and support. Your dedication and belief in our team of candidates and in me as a man and your leader means everything to me. I love Anguilla and will work for you the people of Anguilla for as long as you grant me that privilege! Thank you all! God bless! "