The motion of no confidence filed in St Kitts and Nevis House of Assembly against the Denzil Douglas administration will be a major deciding factor in the next general elections, according to political analyst Peter Wickham.
The two-year-old motion of no confidence in the St Kitts Nevis government is yet to be heard in the House of Assembly. The delay in hearing the motion prompted the opposition to take the matter to court, hoping to have a judge to instruct the speaker of the house to have the motion heard.
The latest episode in this matter was a decision last week by the court to deny a request from the opposition to cross examine the speaker of the house. The opposition was hoping to cross examine the speaker on correspondence between the speaker and the cabinet on matters pertaining to the motion.
Wickham said that the St Kitts Nevis Labour Party has lost ground politically in light of the lengthy delay in debating the motion. He suggests, however, that performance of political parties will be among the factors to determine who wins the next election.
Elections are constitutionally due in St Kitts and Nevis in 2015.