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“The time for decision-making is at hand”—Prime Minister Harris to call fresh general elections

By: (SKNIS), Press Release

Basseterre, St. Kitts, May 12, 2022 (SKNIS): Prime Minister of St. Kitts and Nevis, Dr. the Hon. Timothy Harris has announced that he will call fresh general elections in the coming months after he asked the Governor-General to dissolve the National Assembly on May 10, 2022.

“I have confidence in the people of St. Kitts and Nevis, and I strongly believe in their right to choose their representatives in free and fair general elections. The time for decision-making is at hand. Accordingly, I have asked the Governor-General to dissolve the Parliament of St. Kitts and Nevis effective today May 10, 2022. I will advise you when General Elections will be held,” said Prime Minister Harris in a national address on May 10, 2022.

Prime Minister Harris added: “In the meantime, the Government continues to function, and it will do so in an orderly, efficient and effective manner. These were not decisions taken lightly, but they were essential to put this period behind us and focus on delivering a better future for all the people. Decisions like these require real leadership. Real leadership is about putting people first. It is about delivering a strong, and safer future for them. That is why I have taken the decisions that I have today in the best interest of the public.”

Dr. Harris asked for “continued prayers and intercession for our people at this time” while saying “we are a God-fearing nation, and we will get through this by God’s divine grace. May God continue to bless the Federation of St. Christopher and Nevis.”

Section 48 (1) of the Constitution of St. Christopher and Nevis states that “A general election of members of the National Assembly shall be held at such time within ninety days after any dissolution of Parliament as the Governor-General may appoint.”


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