The Privy Council has ruled in favor of the opposition in St. Kitts saying that elections in that country will be held using the old electoral boundaries.
The Privy Council was asked to rule on whether or not the Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal was correct to uphold the discharge of an interim injunction preventing the adoption of new electoral boundaries ahead of the February 16 general elections, according to a report by the CMC.
The Council had reserved judgement until today after hearing submissions from attorneys representing four opposition politicians and those representing the Constituency Boundaries Commission, Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas and the island’s attorney general.
The Privy Council was told that on January, Governor General of St. Kitts Sir Edmund Lawrence sought to adopt new electoral constituency boundaries shortly before the general election, scheduled for Monday next week.
But the matter did not go down well with the opposition which challenged the decision and sought to get an ex-parte injunction on the same day to prevent the adoption of the new boundaries.