By: T. Chapman
The Parliament of St. Kitts and Nevis has been dissolved effective Tuesday 12th May.
Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris made the announcement in a National Address on Wednesday evening, indicating that he had requested of the governor General that the House be dissolved as of yeaterday, Tuesday 12th May.
The Prime Minister did not announce a date for Elections. However, elections must be held within 90 days. If the Prime Minister didn’t advise the Governor General, the Parliament would have automatically dissolved on Thursday, which is five years after the first sitting of parliament.
While there are no longer any Members of Parliament, the Executive (Cabinet of Ministers) remains in office and governs the country until a new Prime Minister is sworn in.
Presently, no laws can be passed and the Parliament cannot convene unless it is recalled by the Governor General for an emergency sitting.