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St Kitts gov’t file motion to lift injunction on constituency boundary changes

Published:Saturday | September 14, 2013 | 6:43 PM

The Government of St Kitts-Nevis has filed a legal motion seeking to lift an injunction granted to Opposition lawmakers who are seeking to block proposed changes to constituency boundaries ahead of the next general elections.



Yesterday the Attorney General's Chambers filed a notice of application to lift the injunction which bars the governor general from acting on the recommendations contained in a report drafted by the Constituency Boundaries Commission.



The opposition legislators, including Opposition Leader Mark Brantley and former senior government minister Timothy Harris, are pushing for a judicial review of the procedure used to draft the recommendations.



The parliamentary opposition is claiming that the commission refused information from experts they had appointed.



However, in seeking to have the injunction lifted, Attorney General Jason Hamilton says there is no justifiable claim of a violation or intended violation by the Constituency Boundaries Commission.



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