BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, (CUOPM) - The Parliament of The Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis has been dissolved.
The announcement was made on the steps of Government Headquarters at 6:30 P.M on Friday 16th January by the Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas.
He said he has advised the Governor General, Sir Edmund Wickham Lawrence to dissolve the Parliament with immediate effect and that the dates for Nomination Day and Polling Day will be announced later.
He made the announcement following an emergency sitting of the lawmaking body which saw the passage of a resolution giving way for His Excellency the Governor-General to sign a Proclamation which would effect revised Electoral Boundaries whenever Parliament is dissolved.
He told Parliament that the Constituency Boundaries Commission which has been meeting since mid 2012 had finalized its Report.
Section 50, outlines the process that is to be followed to give effect to proposed Electoral Boundaries.