No St Kitts prediction from Wickham
Despite a track record of accurately predicting election outcomes in the region, political scientist Peter Wickham is not about to call a winner for next Monday’s polls in St Kitts & Nevis.
He said at this stage it was still “anybody’s guess as to who will win”.
The twin-island federation’s prime minister Dr Denzil Douglas has his eyes fixed on a fifth consecutive term for his St Kitts & Nevis Labour party, as it goes up against the Team Unity opposition grouping.
“There are too many variables at stake in the St Kitts election. One of them is the fact that St Kitts has a big overseas vote. I don’t know how they will respond to what is going on,” Wickham told Barbados TODAY.
“I think there is clearly a national swing on against the government. That was evident in the last two elections . . . The question is whether it will continue.”
Wickham said while it might look as though the Opposition has a good chance of victory, “anyone who knows St Kitts understands the tremendous reach of the prime minister and the influence that he has”.
“I would be hesitant to make any bold predictions regarding the outcome of that day,” the pollster added.