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Team Unity supporters celebrate “victory”

Published:Wednesday | February 18, 2015 | 12:00 AM
Dr Denzil Douglas

BASSETERRE (CMC):

Thousands of supporters of the opposition grouping, Team Unity, took to the streets here yesterday to celebrate the victory of the party despite no official winner in Monday's general election being announced.

The supporters gathered outside government headquarters in the heart of the capital, calling on the incumbent prime minister, Dr Denzil Douglas, to concede defeat.

'This is not a calypso show,' 'Go Denzil', read some of the placards by the supporters who were watched by heavily armed police officers.

The ruling St Kitts-Nevis Labour Party (SKNLP) had entered the election in an accommodation with the Nevis Reformation Party (NRP), telling the public it was the best party suited to continue the socio-economic development of the twin-island federation.

But Team Unity had urged supporters it was time for there to be 'Prosperity for All' and accused the outgoing administration of nepotism, corruption and mismanagement of the economy.

'Better Days'

The party had campaigned on the theme 'Better Days are coming' and had urged its 'family' of voters to ensure that they remove the incumbent from office.

Both parties had fielded 11 candidates each for the 15-seat National Assembly, but more than 12 hours after polling stations closed, the state-owned ZIZ radio announced early yesterday that there would be no more announcements of election results.