PROVIDENCIALES, Turks & Caicos Islands (AP) — Authorities in the British territory of the Turks & Caicos Islands are recounting paper ballots for elections to resume local administration.
Election officials say Rufus Ewing and his Progressive Liberal Party won an 8-7 victory in Friday's parliamentary elections and will lead the new government after three years of direct rule by Britain.
But People's Democratic Movement leader Oswald Skippings pushed for a recount. Election officials say Skippings failed to win a seat.
On Monday, the ballots were being recounted at a church hall in Grand Turk. The ballots have been stored at a police station since the tally was announced Saturday.
It was not clear how long it will take before officials certify the results.