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  • With the official results of these elections, the 11 seats in Parliament will be renewed, eight of them belonging to Saint Kitts Island and three to Nevis Island.

    With the official results of these elections, the 11 seats in Parliament will be renewed, eight of them belonging to Saint Kitts Island and three to Nevis Island. | Photo: AFP

Published 6 June 2020
Opinion

The ruling coalition had seven of the eleven seats in the last parliament obtaining at least two more in this electoral process. 

Saint Kitts and Nevis' ruling party led by Prime Minister Timothy Harris declared victory Saturday for the June 5 general elections, winning nine out of the eleven seats for parliament for the 2020-2025 period.

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“What an election! Team Unity has won enough seats to form the 2nd term of government. I am grateful for the support & faith put in us by the electorate who recognized our 1st term achievements & know we will deliver for them again in our 2nd term,” Harris tweeted after preliminary results gave the three-party Team Unity coalition the win.

The leader of the main opposition, Labour’s Denzil Douglas, retained his seat. The ruling coalition had seven of the eleven seats in the last parliament obtaining at least two more in this electoral process. 

Meanwhile, the Caricom mission, whose role included monitoring the voting process, announced it will issue a Preliminary Statement based on its observations; although no major findings were found. 

With the official results of these elections, the 11 seats in Parliament will be renewed, eight of them belonging to Saint Kitts Island and three to Nevis Island. Nearly 48,000 people took part in the elections, attending by their free will to the 129 polling stations.

The elections took place with no setbacks and under strict health and hygiene measures to avoid new COVID-19 cases.

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