Opposition claims victory in St Kitts-Nevis general election
BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- According to a statement issued on Tuesday morning by Dr Timothy Harris, leader of the opposition alliance in St Kitts and Nevis, his Team Unity has won the general election in the twin-island federation.
Meanwhile, the supervisor of elections has reportedly suspended reporting the results of the returns of the constituency representatives.
Nevertheless, Harris said that the returning officers have so far returned six winning Team Unity candidates, representing a majority of the 11 elected members in the St Kitts and Nevis parliament.
The successful Team Unity candidates, Harris said, are: in constituency 1, Ian ‘Patches’ Liburd; in constituency 4, Lindsay Grant; in constituency 5, Shawn Richards; in constituency 7, Dr Timothy Harris; in constituency 9, Mark Brantley; and in constituency 10, Vance Amory.
The outgoing St Kitts-Nevis Labour Party (SKNLP) has won three seats and the results in constituency 8 and constituency 11 were still pending.
“At this time, we ask the people of St Kitts and Nevis to be patient and to remain calm,” Harris said.
“We call upon the supervisor of elections to continue the democratic process and to complete his job. We call upon him to immediately certify the writ of election and to send the results to the governor general.
“We find his actions totally unacceptable and ask him to rectify this very important matter with a sense of urgency. The people have a right to know who is governing them. It is critical that the Supervisor of Election inform the people of the results of the election. The people have the right to know,” he added.