August 3, 2022 | By Colin O. Jarrett |
The people of St Kitts and Nevis are expected to decide on who will be the next government on August 5.
Two years after leading his coalition Team Unity government into office for a second consecutive time, Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris will shed the baggage of the two other political partners that helped his People’s Labour Party (PLP) into power.
The coalition comprising Harris’ PLP, the People’s Action Movement, PAM and the Nevis-based Concerned Citizens Movement, CCM retained power in the June 2020 elections, winning 9 of the 11 seats in the 15-member Parliament.
The other two seats went to the main opposition St Kitts-Nevis Labour Party, SKNLP which under the Constitution of the twin-island Federation, the other four legislators are nominated by the Governor General following the polls.
Last Thursday, 34 people including representatives from the Nevis Reformation Party, NRP, the Moral Restoration Movement, MRM as well as two independent candidates were nominated to contest the elections on Friday.