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St Kitts opposition files no confidence motion against PM Harris

Published:Wednesday | December 12, 2018 | 11:22 AM
St Kitts Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris (right) and Opposition Leader Dr Denzil Douglas - CMC photo

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, CMC - Leader of the Opposition in St Kitts and Nevis Dr Denzil Douglas has filed a motion of no confidence against Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris.

Douglas is contending that the Prime Minister presents a clear and present danger to the country's democracy. 

The proposal, which was sent to Sonia Boddie-Thompson, the Clerk of the National Assembly Douglas, alleges that the activities of the Prime Minister “have belittled and denigrated the esteemed Office of the Prime Minister and has tarnished the good name and standing of this country both regionally and internationally.”

Douglas is calling for legislators to support the motion and ensure the “immediate resignation” of Harris, who led his coalition Team Unity grouping into office in the February 16, 2015, general election.

He claims that Harris “has consistently failed to uphold the principles of accountability, fairness, openness, transparency, inclusivity or respect the rule of law which has led to the maladministration of public services and the mismanagement of the economic and fiscal affairs of St Kitts and Nevis.”

The opposition leader also claims that Harris has constantly tried to influence the work of the Electoral Office and its ranking officers in breach of electoral laws of the Federation.

Harris is due to present the national budget to Parliament later on Wednesday.

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