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St Kitts-Nevis government now in minority
Published on March 6, 2013 Email To Friend    Print Version

By Caribbean News Now contributor

BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- In an official letter delivered to Governor General Sir Edmund Lawrence on Tuesday, six members of the eleven-member St Kitts and Nevis parliament wrote that they no longer support Dr Denzil Douglas as prime minister of the country.

The ruling Labour administration now has minority support of only five elected members.

In the letter, the six parliamentarians also made it clear that they support the motion of no confidence that was filed against the government in early December 2012. It was also indicated to the governor-general that all six members intend to vote for said motion when it is brought to floor of parliament.

The six MPs have therefore called on Douglas to allow the motion of no confidence to be brought to parliament.

They have also urged Douglas to resign or to advise the governor general to dissolve parliament and call general elections.

The six parliamentarians signing the letter were:

Shawn K. Richards
Eugene Hamilton
Mark Brantley
Vance Amory
Dr Timothy Harris
Sam Condor
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