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Area: 269 sq km (104 sq miles)
Population: 52,000 (UN, 2009)
Capital City: Basseterre
Independence: 19 Sep 1983
Last Election: 16 Feb 2015
Next Election: Feb 2020
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 St. Kitts and Nevis Parliament Learn more
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 Nevis Island Assembly
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 Cabinet of St. Kitts and Nevis
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  Election Centre 2015 Learn more
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  General Election Results 2015
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 National Budgets Learn more
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 2018 Federal Budget Statement
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 2018 Nevis Island Adminisration Budget Statement
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 2017 Federal Budget Statement
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  Biographies Learn more
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Key Country Facts
Government Type Parliamentary democracy; independent sovereign state within the Commonwealth
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Independence 19 September 1983 (from the UK) | Learn more »
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Constitution 19 September 1983 | Learn more »
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Legal system Based on English common law; has not accepted compulsory ICJ jurisdiction | Learn more »
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Suffrage 18 years of age; universal
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Executive Branch Head of State: Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952); represented by Governor-General Sir Tapley SEATON (since 1 September 2015; Acting since 19 May 2015) | Learn more »

Head of Government: Prime Minister Dr. Timothy S. HARRIS (since 18 February 2015) | Learn more »

Cabinet: Cabinet appointed by the Governor-General on the advice of the Prime Minister | Learn more »

Elections: the monarchy is hereditary; the governor general appointed by the monarch; following legislative elections, the leader of the majority party or leader of a majority coalition usually appointed Prime Minister by the Governor-General. | Learn more »
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Legislative Branch Unicameral National Assembly (14 seats, 3 appointed and 11 popularly elected from single-member constituencies; members serve five-year terms) | Learn more »

Elections: National Assembly - last held on 16 February 2015 (next to be held by 2020) | Learn more »

Election results: House of Assembly - percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - SKNLP 3, CCM 2, PAM 4, PLP 1, NRP 1 | Learn more »
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Judicial Branch Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (consisting of a Court of Appeal and a High Court; based on Saint Lucia; two judges of the Supreme Court reside in Saint Kitts and Nevis); member of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ)
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Extended Resources
  National Heroes Learn more
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 Profiles of National Heroes
  Electoral Legislation Learn more
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 Laws governing the electoral process
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 Background on political parties and related groups
 Independence Feature Learn more
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 Background on Road to Independence
 Independence Day Addresses Learn more
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 Address by leaders for Independence Day
  Throne Speeches Learn more
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 Speech for the Cermonial Opening of Parliament
  National Strategies and Policies Learn more
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 Strategies and Policies by Sector
  UN General Assembly Statements Learn more
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 Addresses to the UN General Assembly
 Featured Photos
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Members of the St. Kitts and Nevis Federal Cabinet
Media & Links
MEDIA TITLE TYPE NOTES
ZIZ Television Television Government-owned station
ZIZ Radio Radio Government-owned station
Big Wave 96.7 Radio Commercial, operated by ZIZ
Winn FM Radio Commercial station
Voice of Nevis (VON) Radio Nevis-based mediumwave (AM) station
Sun St Kitts/Nevis Press Daily newspaper
The Democrat Press People's Action Movement weekly
The Labour Spokesman Press twice-weekly newspaper of St Kitts-Nevis Trades and Labour Union
The St Kitts and Nevis Observer Press Weekly newspaper
Caribbean News Agency News Agency Public-private agency in English-speaking Caribbean
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