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General Election Results - 3 April 1995

Following the inconclusive 1993 election and a resultant period of instability, federal elections were held on 3 July 1995. There were a total of 31,399 registered electors.

The inconclusive general elections of November 1993 had not produced a parliamentary majority for any party, causing civil unrest against the unpopular minority Government of Prime Minister Kennedy Simmonds (Labour Party - LP) in the 18 months since the polling.  The premature 1995 elections were thus scheduled.

For the 11 elective seats of the National Assembly, the Socialist LP and Mr. Simmonds - in power since St. Kitts gained independence from Great Britain in 1983 - was mainly opposed, as before, by the People's Action Movement (PAM) headed by Mr. Denzil Douglas. During the campaign, the latter linked the outgoing Government to the growing problem of drug trafficking in the country.

A total of 26 candidates were nominated to contest the General Elections in the 11 constituencies: In St. Kitts: People's Action Movement (PAM) - 8; St. Kitts Nevis Labour Party (SKNLP) - 8; United People's Party (UPP) - 3. In Nevis: Concerned Citizens' Movement (CCM) - 3; Nevis Reformation Party (NRP) – 3; Independent - 1.

At the end of the count, the results were as follows: In St. Kitts: People's Action Movement (PAM) - 1; St. Kitts Nevis Labour Party (SKNLP) - 7. In Nevis: Concerned Citizen's Movement (CCM) - 2; Nevis Reformation Party (NRP) – 1.

The SKNLP, led by Denzil Douglas, brought 15 years of PAM rule to an end gaining a clear victory, with PAM leader, Kennedy Simmonds also losing his seat.

On 4 July, Mr. Douglas was sworn in as Prime Minister; his Cabinet took office two days later.

Voter turnout was 68.4%.

ELECTION SNAPSHOT
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Total Valid Votes 21,624
Invalid Votes 68
Total Votes Cast 21,692
Registered Voters 31,724
Voter Turnout 68.38%
ELECTION REPORTS
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Critical Dates
Dissolution of Parliament Nomination Day Polling Day
- - Monday, 3 April 1995
Summary by Party
Party Code Votes % votes Candidates Seats
St. Kitts Nevis Anguilla Labour Party SKNLP 10,722 49.58% 8 7
People's Action Movement PAM 7,530 34.82% 8 1
Concerned Citizens Movement CCM 1,777 8.22% 3 2
Nevis Reformation Party NRP 1,521 7.03% 3 1
United People's Party UPP 71 0.33% 3 0
Independents IND 3 0.01% 1 0
Total Valid Votes 21,624 100% 26 11
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Summary by Constituency
Constituency  Registered voters SKNALP PAM CCM NRP UPP IND Valid Votes Invalid Votes Total Votes Turnout
St Christopher #1 4,193 1,686 1,238 - - 44 - 2,968 6 2,974 70.93%
St Christopher #2 5,291 1,961 1,710 - - 17 - 3,688 13 3,701 69.95%
St Christopher #3 2,576 1,198 521 - - - - 1,719 9 1,728 67.08%
St Christopher #4 2,240 894 818 - - - - 1,712 8 1,720 76.79%
St Christopher #5 2,260 718 903 - - - - 1,621 5 1,626 71.95%
St Christopher #6 2,499 1,552 212 - - - - 1,764 5 1,769 70.79%
St Christopher #7 2,657 1,179 745 - - - - 1,924 3 1,927 72.53%
St Christopher #8 4,001 1,534 1,383 - - 10 - 2,927 7 2,934 73.33%
Nevis #9 2,520 - - 722 624 - - 1,346 6 1,352 53.65%
Nevis #10 1,416 - - 581 200 - 3 784 4 788 55.65%
Nevis #11 2,071 - - 474 697 - - 1,171 2 1,173 56.64%
Total 31,724 10,722 7,530 1,777 1,521 71 3 21,624 68 21,692 68.38%
Elected Members of the National Assembly
The unicameral National Assembly was comprised of 11 elected members.
Constituency Representative Party
St. Christopher #1 Asim MARTIN   St. Kitts and Nevis Labour Party
St. Christopher #2 Dwyer ASTAPHAN    St. Kitts and Nevis Labour Party
St. Christopher #3 Sam CONDOR   St. Kitts and Nevis Labour Party
St. Christopher #4 Rupert HERBERT   St. Kitts and Nevis Labour Party
St. Christopher #5 Hugh HAYLIGER   People's Action Movement
St. Christopher #6 Denzil DOUGLAS*   St. Kitts and Nevis Labour Party
St. Christopher #7 Timothy HARRIS   St. Kitts and Nevis Labour Party
St. Christopher #8 Cedric LIBURD   St. Kitts and Nevis Labour Party
Nevis #9 Malcolm GUISHARD   Concerned Citizens Movement
Nevis #10 Vance AMORY    Concerned Citizens Movement
Nevis #11 Joseph PERRY   Nevis Reformation Party
Key
CCM = Concerned Citizens Movement; NRP = Nevis Reformation Party; PAM = People's Action Movement; PLP = People's Labour Party; SKNLP = St. Kitts and Nevis Labour Party; IND = Independent Candidate; *incumbent; ** Political Leader
Sources
St. Kitts and Nevis Electoral Office
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