Cabinet forms the Executive branch of the Cayman Islands Government. The powers, duties and make-up of the Cabinet, including the appointment and proceedings, are set out in Part III of the 2009 Constitution.
Following the Westminster parliamentary system, if a political party gains the majority of seats in the Legislative Assembly following an election, the leader of that party is appointed as premier by the governor of the Cayman Islands. Cabinet ministers are then appointed based on the advice of the premier.
Cabinet comprises the governor, the premier, five ministers (which will be increased to six following the May 2017 General Election) and two ex-officio members (the deputy governor and the attorney general).