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St Kitts: Opposition Boycotts Formal Opening Of New Parliament

The main opposition St Kitts-Nevis Labour Party (SKNLP) on Wednesday said it is boycotting the formal opening of the National Assembly as it marks the “beginning of the reign of an oppressive and illegitimate regime”.

“This decision was taken after thoughtful and careful deliberation based on the assessment of the massive malpractices that tarnished the political environment of the June 5, 2020 general election, which, in our view, was neither free, fair nor just. However, the St Kitts-Nevis Labour Party remains unswervingly committed to representing the people’s concerns, desires and aspirations throughout the federation,” the party said in a statement.

The SKNLP won two seats in the June 5 general election, but it has filed election petitions challenging the results in six of the 11 constituencies. The other nine seats were won by the coalition Team Unity, headed by Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris, for its second consecutive term in office.

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