(BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS)– On Monday, February 16, 2015 the people of St. Kitts and Nevis would be heading to the polls to elect candidates to govern the affairs of the twin-island Federation for the next five years.
After much anticipation about the date of the elections, the suspense culminated on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 when the Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas officially announced the date of elections at a political meeting in Buckley’s, West Basseterre in Constituency Number Three. He also announced that Nomination Day was slated for February 6, 2015.
Many of the supporters of the NRP travelled to St. Kitts to be a part of this meeting which turned out to be historic, with candidates of the Nevis Reformation Party and the St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party (SKNLP) together on the same political platform.
The St. Kitts Nevis Labour Party will be seeking an unprecedented fifth term in office, after the party rode to power in 1995, defeating the then long-serving Prime Minister Dr. Kennedy Simmonds.
Meanwhile, both the SKNLP/Nevis Reformation Party coalition and the Team Unity, which comprises of the Concerned Citizens Movement, (CCM), the People’s Action Movement, (PAM) and the People’s Labour Party, (PLP), have indicated that they are prepared to head to the polls. All parties are confident of victory.