St. Kitts PM Sets Election Date


CaribWorldNews, BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, Fri. Jan. 8, 2010: Nationals of St. Kitts and Nevis will go to the poll on January 25h, the island`s Prime Minister, Dr. Denzil L. Douglas, announced last night.

Douglas urged nationals to demonstrate tolerance and respect for each other during the election campaign. `We pray it would be peaceful and harmonious,` said Dr. Douglas, who is seeking a fourth term as Prime Minister of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis.

He told the nation in his address which was broadcast live on several radio stations and the internet, that the vision of his St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party is a vision of change.

`We believe that Change is a process and that process began in 1995 when we assumed office. It is a process that is still ongoing. It is a process that over the next five years will continue to transform our Federation into a new service-oriented economy with an abundance of opportunities for our people to create even more wealth,` the St. Kitts and Nevis Leader said.

Leader Of The St.Kitts-Nevis Opposition Party The People`s Action Movement, Lindsay Grant, said `Freedom Day is set.`

`The next election isn`t about politics and party – it`s about whether we want to vote for change or vote for more of the same,` he said in a statement. `The power of people united for change is more powerful than Denzil Douglas and his rich and corrupt friends. The time is now to act. Together, our people-powered campaign can defeat Denzil Douglas and his rich and corrupt foreign friends. There`s so much work to be done and only a few weeks left. Join us on the road to victory!`

Nomination Day is Friday 15th January.

Prime Minister Douglas` Labor Party controls seven of the 8 seats in the St. Kitts and Nevis National Assembly. The People`s Action Movement has the other seat on St. Kitts. On Nevis, the Concerned Citizens Movement (CCM) controls two of the three seats. The Nevis Reformation Party (NRP) has the other seat.


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