By Loshaun Dixon
Get set for a general election. As of Tuesday, the National Assembly of St. Kitts and Nevis has been dissolved.
The National Assembly would have automatically prorogued Thursday (May 14)-the five-year anniversary of its first sitting in 2015.
The dissolution means within 90 days the people of St. Kitts and Nevis will head to the polls to give a five-year mandate to a new government.
In an address Wednesday evening Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris said, “We are a Country governed by laws and our Constitution is our supreme law. Our Constitution is very clear. Every parliament shall continue for five years from the date of the first sitting of the National Assembly after an election and shall then end, unless sooner dissolved.”
He said he instructed the Governor General Sir S.W Tapley Seaton on Tuesday to dissolve the National assembly
It is now almost five years since that first sitting and I have yesterday advised His Excellency the Governor General, Sir S.W. Tapley Seaton, to dissolve the National Assembly as from Tuesday,12th May 2020 and he has graciously consented.
He said the next election will chart the way forward for the people of St. Kitts and Nevis. “The next election will bring certainty to our Federation, preserve our democracy and allow us to continue to deliver a brighter future, creating employment and prosperity, building bigger homes and keeping us safe. Let us stay together and see this through,” Dr. Harris concluded.
The incumbent Team Unity Administration is expecting to do battle against the opposition Labour Party in St. Kitts and the Nevis Reformation Party in Nevis