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Monday’s elections on in Nevis

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CHARLESTOWN, Nevis – High Court Judge Mario Michel Friday ruled that the election in Nevis on Monday can go ahead after the main opposition Concerned Citizens Movement (CCM) had sought unsuccessfully to stop the poll.
The CCM had filed an application for an injunction to stop the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) poll on Monday.
CCM leader Vance Amory had also sought to get the names of persons whom he claimed had been removed off the list reinstated.
“What we’re seeking to do is to protect the interest of 300 voters who have been summarily removed from the voter’s list and we have asked the court for an order that these votes be restored to the list for the purpose of the July 11 election,” said Opposition leader Mark Brantley ahead of the court ruling.
Justice Mario had agreed with the attorneys the Supervisor of Elections, Leroy Benjamin, the Nevis Registration Officer, and the Attorney General Patrice Nisbett, who is also a candidate for the incumbent Nevis Reformation Party (NRP) that the court had no power to cancel the election since the NIA had already been dissolved. (CMC)

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