Election fever in the air as political billboards go up around St. Kitts and Nevis

By: Chaïra Flanders

Basseterre, St. Kitts, May 21, 2020 (ZIZ News): The twin island federation of St. Kitts and Nevis is just 15 days away from the 2020 General Election.

Evidence of election fever is in the air as election campaign billboards displaying the names and faces of all the various candidates are being placed in each constituency all across the country.

The political campaign billboards represent the Team Unity Coalition which is made up of the People’s Action Movement (PAM), People’s Labour Party (PLP) and the Concerned Citizens Movement, and the St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party.

Party supporters and hired contractors have been working tirelessly this week to hammer down the billboards on electric poles. Some persons have even placed major billboards in their yard spaces.

Political campaigning in St. Kitts and Nevis has been significantly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic as social distancing and physical distancing protocols of encouraged virtual meetings and concerts to keep voters engaged.

Despite the new normal, each voter will be given the opportunity to fulfill their constitutional right to vote at the general election slated for Friday June 5 2020.

Nomination Day is set for Wednesday May 27.

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