New St KittsNevis PM sworn in
Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris on Wednesday February 18 took the oath of office as the new head of government in this twin-island federation following Monday’s general election in which Team Unity swept the St Kitts-Nevis Labour Party (SKNLP) out of office after 20 years.
On Monday, voters denied Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas the opportunity of becoming the first regional leader to win five consecutive general elections and instead voted in Team Unity, led by Harris, a one-time senior Cabinet minister in a Douglas administration.
Team Unity comprises the main opposition People’s Action Movement, the People’s Labour Party, and the Concerned Citizens Movement.
The 15-member National Assembly is made up of 11 elected members and four others, two of whom are Government senators and one an Opposition senator. The attorney general is the exoffico member of the legislative body.