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PM names June 5 as election date

Published:Tuesday | May 19, 2020 | 12:18 AM

BASSETERRE, May 18 (CMC):

Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris Monday named June 5 as the date for fresh general elections in St Kitts-Nevis.

In a radio and television broadcast, Harris said Nomination Day will be on May 27.

“Election is important and will bring certainty to our federation, enhance confidence in our country, and preserve our democracy,” said Harris, who is expected to lead his coalition Team Unity into the election.

The coalition will face a challenge from the main opposition St Kitts-Nevis Labour Party headed by former prime minister Dr Denzil Douglas.

In the last general election, Team Unity, an amalgam of three political parties, won seven of the 11 seats.