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  • St. Kitts and Nevis PM Timothy Harris in Brussels, Belgium, June 10, 2015.

    St. Kitts and Nevis PM Timothy Harris in Brussels, Belgium, June 10, 2015. | Photo: EFE

Published 6 June 2020
Opinion

Country's polls opened Friday to decide the country's mandate for the next 2020-2025 period.

Team Unity, the coalition led by Saint Kitts and Nevis' Prime Minister Timothy Harris, has a large lead over Denzil Douglas' opposition party, winning six out of 11 parliamentary seats so far during the general elections' ongoing vote count.

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"Team Unity won enough seats to form a second term of government. Thank you for your support and trust. Our achievements in the first term have been recognized. We will deliver on them again in our second term," Harris tweeted.

Preliminary results show that Douglas' Saint Kitts and Nevis Labour Party (SKNLP) has won only one seat in parliament so far.

The counting of votes from the general elections held on Friday is still in progress, with two districts to be counted.

Although the Team Unity coalition is projected as the leader of the Caribbean country, it is yet to be seen whether Harris will remain in power or his party will select someone else to take over as Prime Minister.

Polls opened Friday to decide the country's mandate for the next 2020-2025 period. 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.

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

Nearly 48,000 people took part in the elections, attending by their free will to the 129 polling stations.

"Team Unity's victory will be resounding," Harris said Friday as he attended the polls.

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