Parliamentarians debate over importance of National Assembly Elections (Amendment) Bill, 2020

Parliamentarians debate over importance of National Assembly Elections (Amendment) Bill, 2020

Parliamentarians have debated over the relevance of the National Assembly Elections (Amendment) Bill, 2020.

 

In sum, the Bill seeks to introduce some elements of Electoral Reform in St. Kitts and Nevis, particularly as it relates to the matter of who can vote and the criteria for determining one’s eligibility or qualification for voting.

 

Leader of the Opposition, Dr. the Hon. Denzil Douglas, said his Opposition colleagues presentations in Parliament brought more serious matters to the Assembly: 

 

 

Dr. Douglas said the matters presented are more appropriate, as the Federation continues to battle the Coronavirus pandemic: 

 

Dr. the Hon. Denzil Douglas.

 

However, Deputy Prime Minister – the Hon. Shawn Richards, gave these remarks in response to his comments: 

 

 

The last General Elections in SKN were held on June 5th 2020. Minister Richards stated that in light of the Bill, no elections are imminent:

 

Hon. Shawn Richards.

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