August 5 election for St Kitts and Nevis

August 5 election for St Kitts and Nevis

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By: Staff Reporter

Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris announced August 5 as the date for General Elections in St Kitts and Nevis. Harris is seeking a third consecutive term as Prime Minister.

The announcement was made at PLP’s campaign rally Sunday night in Tabernacle.

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Nomination day will be Tuesday 26th July.

Prime Minister Harris advised the Governor-General to dissolve the National Assembly two months ago, (May 10th) after dismissing 6 Ministers from the Cabinet. It was only last week, the Governor General was asked to prepare the Writ for Elections on Friday 5 August, 2022.

For the first time since 2015, the People’s Action Movement and the People’s Labour Party will field candidates in all eight constituencies.

In the 2020 General Election, Team Unity won 9 seats: People’s Action Movement, 4; People’s Labour Party, 2 and the Concerned Citizens Movement, 3.

Parliament was dissolved three years early due to irreconcilable differences between the members of the Team Unity Coalition.

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