Fifteen hours after the national polls closed in St. Kitts and Nevis, confusion over the outcome continues as the supervisor of elections said he would not disclose final results. The opposition Team Unity appealed Tuesday for “calm” after the state-owned radio and television station reported that there would be no more announcements about the results of Monday’s general election. “Let us be calm, your duly expressed will, will have life and substance,” Team Unity leader Timothy Harris said in a radio broadcast. “Clearly, the public know there has now been a movement for change from the results that have been made available to the people of St. Kitts and Nevis. Clearly, what the supervisor is purporting to do cannot be done and will not be sanctioned by right thinking people in St. Kitts and Nevis,” Harris said.
“It is a further effort, a desperate effort to undermine the democratic will of the people and I have been advised it is the job of the returning officer to complete the exercise, they are under obligation to do so and nobody, no outgoing prime minister, no supervisor of elections, could interfere with this particular process,” Harris said.
EFE’s efforts to contact Supervisor of Elections Wingrove George have been unsuccessful, and local media reported that the vote count, which continued through the night, had come to a halt.
“The count in St. Kitts-Nevis has come to a halt. The supervisor of elections has advised that for the rest of this morning, in any event, no further public announcement will be made in respect of the count,” state-owned ZIZ radio and television said.