Winds of change
Early celebrations on the streets of St. Kitts/Nevis as the opposition Team Unity and its supporters declared victory in the February 16 general election still to be declared by the Supervisor of Elections.
In an unprecedented move, Supervisor of Elections Wingrove George advised that there would be no further public announcement on the results after only declaring two seats early this morning.
But hours later Team Unity leader Timothy Harris said the opposition parties had won at least seven of the 11 seats at stake in the poll as he appealed for calm.
In the camp of the Denzil Douglas-led St. Kitts/Nevis Labour Party, deputy chairman Nigel Carty said from all appearances the opposition had won the poll and it was now up to the Supervisor of Elections to publish the results.
“Therefore we want to say to the general public that we would really like for this matter to be over as quickly as possible. We are calling on the supervisor to do what is required to ensure that the results are announced as quickly as possible.”
Carty said “however we believe that based upon the information which is coming from the various constituencies …we believe from what is stacking up that the unity coalition may have won the elections and we want the country to be able to know what precisely are the results of the elections so we can move on.”