Douglas, who spoke during his weekly radio program, on Tuesday, 12th July, 2011, the day after the poll, said “The people of Nevis have spoken”.
He also expressed satisfaction that the poll was exercised without (major) incident. Douglas said that his federal administration is therefore pleased that the elections took place without any unwarranted developments.
The prime Minister used the occasion of his radio broadcast to extend sincere congratulations to the Nevis Reformation Party (NRP) of Premier Joseph Parry.
The NRP was declared winner of Monday’s election, (11th July), capturing the same number of seats, (3), and the identical constituencies, as they did in 2006, when they were returned to power after a 14 year period in opposition.
NRP leader and Premier Joseph Parry easily won the St. Thomas seat, which he has been representing since 1987, polling 535 vote to the 173 won by Keith Scarborough, the calypsonian making his debut in the polls on behalf of the main opposition Concerned Citizens Movement (CCM).
The NRP candidate for St. Paul’s Robelto Hector also retained the seat, defeating the CCM’s Michael Perkins by a margin of 822 to 619 votes.
NRP Deputy Leader Hensley Daniel was victorious in the island’s largest district of St. John, polling 1,358 votes to the CCM’s Deputy Leader Mark Brantley’s 1,344.
Former Premier Vance Amory, who has now led the CCM into two consecutive defeats, retained the St. George’s seat which he has held for 14 years, polling 753 votes to the NRP’s Patricia Hanley’s 246 votes.
Patrice Nisbett of the NRP was defeated in the St. James constituency after the CCM’s Alexis Jeffers polled 833 votes to his 796. Nisbett, who however, is a federal parliamentarian, serves in the St. Kitts & Nevis Cabinet as Attorney General.