2015 Saint Kitts and Nevis general election

2015 Saint Kitts and Nevis general election

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11 of 15 seats to the National Assembly
6 seats needed for a majority
Turnout 72.2%
  First party Second party Third party
  ShawnRichards.jpg Denzil L Douglas.jpg Vance Amory.jpeg
Leader Shawn Richards Denzil Douglas Vance Amory
Party PAM SKNLP CCM
Leader since 2012 1989 1987
Leader's seat St Christopher #5 St Christopher #6 Nevis #10
Last election 2 seats, 32.2% 6 seats, 47.0% 2 seats, 11.0%
Seats won 4 3 2
Seat change Increase2 Decrease3 Steady
Popular vote 8,452 11,897 3,951
Percentage 27.9% 39.3% 13.0%
Swing Decrease4.3% Decrease7.7% Increase2.0%

  Fourth party Fifth party
  TimothyHarris.jpg
Leader Joseph Parry Timothy Harris
Party NRP PLP
Leader since 17 June 2013
Leader's seat Did not run St Christopher #7
Last election 1 seat, 9.8% Did not exist
Seats won 1 1
Seat change Steady Increase1
Popular vote 3,276 2,723
Percentage 10.8% 9.0%
Swing Increase1.0% Increase9.0%

Prime Minister before election

Denzil Douglas
SKNLP

Elected Prime Minister

Timothy Harris
PLP

General elections were held in Saint Kitts and Nevis on 16 February 2015. The ruling Saint Kitts and Nevis Labour Party, led by Prime Minister Denzil Douglas, was defeated by Team Unity, an alliance of the Concerned Citizens' Movement, the People's Action Movement, and the People's Labour Party, led by Timothy Harris.

Campaign

Prior to the elections, three opposition parties, the People's Action Movement, the People's Labour Party and the Concerned Citizens' Movement formed the Team Unity alliance.[1] The three parties did not stand against each other, and formed the sole opposition to the Saint Kitts and Nevis Labour Party on Saint Kitts and to the Nevis Reformation Party on Nevis.

Electoral system

Eleven of the fifteen seats in the National Assembly were elected, with the other four members appointed by the Governor-General at some point after the elections.[2] The eleven elected seats were elected in single-member constituencies using plurality voting.[3]

Results

On Saint Kitts, the People's Action Movement won four of the eight seats, whilst the Saint Kitts and Nevis Labour Party losing half their seats. Contesting their first elections, the People's Labour Party won one seat. On Nevis two seats were won by the Concerned Citizens' Movement and the third by the Nevis Reformation Party.[1]

The outgoing coalition (SKNLP and NRP) secured 50.08% of votes but got only 4 seats, the winning coalition (PAM, PLP and CCM) won 7 seats with only 49.92% of votes.

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Party Votes % Seats +/–
Saint Kitts and Nevis Labour Party 11,897 39.27 3 –3
People's Action Movement 8,452 27.90 4 +2
Concerned Citizens' Movement 3,951 13.04 2 0
Nevis Reformation Party 3,276 10.81 1 0
People's Labour Party 2,723 8.99 1 New
Appointed members 4 0
Total 30,299 100.00 15 0
Valid votes 30,299 99.49
Invalid/blank votes 156 0.51
Total votes 30,455 100.00
Registered voters/turnout 42,185 72.19
Source: SKN Vibes

Elected MPs

References

  1. ^ a b Team Unity wins St Kitts and Nevis 2015 general election Archived 2015-09-23 at the Wayback Machine Caribbean Elections, 17 February 2015
  2. ^ Team Unity declared official winners of St Kitts Election The Daily Observer, 17 February 2015
  3. ^ Electoral system IPU

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