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St Kitts dissolves Parliament

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BASSETERRE – Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas yesterday announced that he had advised the Governor General to dissolve the Parliament with immediate effect.

Speaking from the steps of Government Headquarters on Church Street in Basseterre, Dr Douglas said that an election date would be announced at a later date.

This followed an emergency sitting which saw the passage of a resolution giving way for Governor-General Sir Edmund Lawrence to sign a Proclamation which would effect revised Electoral Boundaries whenever Parliament is dissolved.

This means that the highly anticipated 2015 St Kitts-Nevis General Elections will have revised Electoral Boundaries.

Speaking under the agenda item entitled “Motions” at an Emergency Sitting of the Assembly on Friday afternoon, the Prime Minister Douglas stated, “the Proclamation speaks to the Boundaries as have been revised after several years and months of sitting of the Constituency Boundaries Commission”.

According to the Prime Minister, the Constitution, under Section 50, outlines the process that is to be followed to give effect to proposed revised Electoral Boundaries.

Prime Minister Douglas read the Draft Proclamation into the minutes of the Assembly. (PR)

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