Basseterre, St. Kitts, February 26, 2020 (SKNIS)
The Attorney General and Minister of Justice and Legal Affairs of St. Kitts and Nevis, Senator the Honourable Vincent Byron, said that the Dr. Harris-led Team Unity Administration will continue to honour and uphold in the highest regard the Constitution because St. Kitts and Nevis is a country that abides by the rule of law.Speaking at the second town hall meeting dubbed “Discussions for a Stronger, Safer Future” at the McKnight Community Centre on February 25 in celebration of the Government’s fifth year anniversary in office, Attorney General Byron said that the government is within the ambit of the law with respect to the General Elections which are constitutionally due within a few months.
The Attorney General dismissed the falsehood being peddled by the Dr. Denzil Douglas-led Opposition Labour Party that elections are overdue in St. Kitts and Nevis given that February 16, 2020, was the fifth anniversary of the government’s election to office.
Minister Byron reminded the audience in attendance at the town hall and those watching and listening to the live broadcast that the Constitution of St. Christopher and Nevis states that the five-year term of a government begins on the first day that the parliament meets after a general election. In this case, the first sitting of the parliament was held on May 14, 2020.
Chapter 4, Part 3, Section 47 (2) of the Constitution of the Federation of St. Christopher and Nevis states: “Subject to subsection (3), Parliament, unless sooner dissolved, shall continue for five years from the date of the first sitting of the National Assembly after any dissolution and shall then stand dissolved.”
Additionally, Chapter 4, Part 3, Section 48 (1) states: “A general election of members of the National Assembly shall be held at such time within ninety days after any

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