BASSETERRE, St Kitts, CMC – The ruling St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party was returned to power for a fourth consecutive term after it won six of the nine seats so far declared in Monday’s general election.
A total of 11 seats are up for grabs in the election.
Prime Minister Dr. Denzil Douglas comfortably won his seat in Constituency Six, defeating his challenger, Junie Hodge by a margin of 1,905 votes to 179.
Deputy Leader of the People’s Action Movement (PAM) Shawn Richards, with 1, 128 votes, was so far the only successful candidate for the main opposition party, defeating Dr. Norgen Wilson of the SKNLP, who polled 985 votes.
There are eight seats being contested on St. kitts while on Nevis, where three seats are up for grabs, both the Concerned Citizen’s Movement (CCM) and the Nevis Reformation Party (NRP) share the two seats so far declared.
Former Nevis Premier Vance Amory (665) easily defeated the NRP’s Patsy Hanley (225) while Patrice Nisbett (979) of the NRP defeated Alexis Jeffers (714).