The ballot box decides the new prime minister
The Superintendent of Elections in Saint Kitts and Nevis, Mr Elvin Bailey, announced the official results of the general election held on August 5, 2022, with St Kitts and Nevis Labour Party winning the ballot. They took six seats out of eight seats in Parliament.
The last statement as prime minister
Former Prime Minister of Saint Kitts and Nevis, Dr. Timothy Harris, congratulated the new Prime Minister, Dr. Terrance Drew, in a statement to the nation following the general elections. He wished him all the best for his new journey in leading their beloved country. Harris also congratulated all other candidates who were successful in the general elections and thanked those who did not win and wished them success.
He concluded his statement with these words: “May God bless the people of St. Kitts and Nevis and cover us with His hand of protection”.
The swearing-in and the first decision
After being sworn in as the Fourth Prime Minister of the Union at a ceremony at Government House on Saturday, August 6, the new Prime Minister, D. Terrence Drew, declared Monday, August 8, 2022, a public holiday as part of his party’s victory celebrations. It is in keeping with a long-standing tradition in St Kitts and Nevis to declare a public holiday following the conclusion of federal elections.
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