ElectionGudie

Feb. 16, 2015 Held

30,455
Voted
Saint Kitts and Nevis

Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis

Election for Kittitian and Nevisian National Assembly

Results

72%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:30,455
Valid Votes:30,299
Invalid Votes:156

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Labour Party (SKNLP) 3 - 11,897

38.28%

People's Action Movement (PAM) / People's Labour Party (PLP) 5 - 11,175

35.95%

Concerned Citizens' Movement 2 - 3,951

35.58%

Nevis Reformation Party 1 - - 3,276

29.50%

Seat Shares:

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 11 seats in the National Assembly

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 Edmund LAWRENCE

Description of electoral system:

  • The Queen is hereditary N/A.
  • The Prime Minister is appointed by the Monarch. 
  • In the National Assembly, 3 members are nominated to serve 5-year terms and 11 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms.***

*** Of the three nominated seats, two are nominated on the advice of the prime minister and one on the advice of the leader of the opposition.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Saint Kitts and Nevis Labour Party (SKNLP)
    • Leader: Dr. Denzil DOUGLAS
    • Seats won in last election: 6
  • Party: Team Unity* 
    •  Leader: Dr. Timothy HARRIS
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Nevis Reformation Party (NRP)
    • Leader: Joseph PARRY
    • Seats won in last election: 1

*This is an alliance between the Concerned Citizens' Movement (CCM) led by Vince AMORY, the People's Action Movement (PAM) led by Lindsay GRANT, and the newly formed People’s Labour Party (PLP), led by Dr. Timothy HARRIS. In the 2010 elections PAM and the CCM each won 2 seats in parliament.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 51,538 (July 2014 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 36,000 (Est.)