CCM Wins Election to Remain in Charge in Nevis, But A New Premier to Lead

Premier-elect Mark Brantley

 

CHARLESTOWN, Nevis, Tuesday December 19, 2017 – Residents of St Kitts’ sister isle, Nevis, are enjoying a public holiday today after the Concerned Citizens Movement (CCM) was elected for a second consecutive term in yesterday’s elections.

The CCM, which is a partner of the St Kitts’ coalition Team Unity government, won four of the five seats at stake. Their margin of victory was one seat wider than the 2013 polls when it won three of five seats and ousted the Nevis Reformation Party (NRP).

In a vote in which 11,303 people were registered to cast ballots, Mark Brantley – who took over the CCM leadership from outgoing premier Vance Amory -, deputy leader Alexis Jeffers, newcomer Eric Evelyn, and Spencer Brand won seats for the incumbent party.

The other seat was won by former premier Joseph Parry of the NRP.

Premier-elect Brantley, who also serves as foreign minister in the federal government, is expected to reveal his Cabinet in the coming days.

St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris commended the people of Nevis for maintaining calm and stability during the very robust election campaign.

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