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Posted: Monday 1 August, 2022 at 6:31 PM

OAS, CARICOM Observer for SKN Elections

By: Staff Reporter,

    BASSETERRE, St. Kitts - THE Government in St. Kittse has confirmed that two sets of Observer Missions would be present in the Federation for the August 5th General Elections, with the first scheduled to arrive today (Aug. 1). 
    Representatives from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Organization of American States (OAS) have been confirmed as the two bodies that will observe the staging of the 2022 General Elections.
    According to the St. Kitts-Nevis Information Service, a seven-member CARICOM election observer team is scheduled to arrive in St. Kitts and Nevis from Monday, August 1, 2022, to observe the Federal Elections, which will take place on Friday (Aug. 5).


    That team will be led by Mr. Sase Gunraj of Guyana, the Chief of Mission, and will comprise observers from Guyana, Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Jamaica, Suriname and Haiti.


    Meantime, the OAS said that following an invitation from the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis, received on July 26, 2022, it would deploy an Electoral Observation Mission (EOM) to observe the General Elections.


    Former Prime Minister of Jamaica Bruce Golding will lead the delegation that will comprise 11 experts and observers from nine different countries of the region, and would work in-person and remotely to observe areas such as electoral organization and technology, electoral justice, political finance and the political participation of women.
    This is the fourth time that the OAS will deploy an EOM in St. Kitts and Nevis. 


    Following the polls, a preliminary report will be present along with recommendations for the strengthening of the process, the OAS said.
    The Mission began its deployment on July 30 and Golding is expected to arrive tomorrow (Aug. 2) to meet with government officials, electoral authorities, political leaders, candidates, representatives of civil society and other relevant stakeholders before the polls.



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