ElectionGudie

Aug. 10, 1998 Held

3,935
Voted
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Results

58%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:3,935
Valid Votes:3,925
Invalid Votes:10

Provisions

St. Kitts and Nevis has been an independent nation since 1983. The 1983 constitution of St. Kitts and Nevis grants Nevis the right to secede from the Federation.

Yes2,427

61.83

No1,498

38.17

More Info:

At stake in this Referendum:

  • The secession of Nevis from the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis.

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: Queen ELIZABETH II *
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Dr. Denzil DOUGLAS
  • Assembly: Saint Kitts and Nevis has a unicameral National Assembly with 14 seats.

* The Queen is represented by Governor General Cuthbert Montraville SEBASTIAN.

Main provisions in the Referendum:

  • Referendum on the secession of Nevis from the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis St. Kitts and Nevis has been an independent nation since 1983. The 1983 constitution of St. Kitts and Nevis grants Nevis the right to secede from the Federation.

Electoral Requirements

  • A two-thirds majority was required for the referendum to be approved. The vote fell short of the needed majority.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 42,291 (July 1998 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 6,785 ( 1998 )