Saint Christopher and Nevis. According to
CountryAAH, the ruling Social Democratic
Labor Party retained power in the parliamentary elections in
October. Of the eleven elected seats in Parliament, Labor
won 7. The opposition right-wing People's Action Movement
(PAM) was given a mandate. The remaining three seats are
reserved for regional representatives of the partly
self-governing island of Nevis. The election had been
preceded by accusations from PAM about incorrect lengths.
The PAM party leader, Lindsay Grant, was arrested by police
during a demonstration in June when he wanted to hand over a
list of the inaccuracies to the prime minister. Grant was
later released on bail. Independent observers have also
criticized the electoral laws in the country for the
distribution of seats not reflecting the will of the
electorate. After the victory, Prime Minister Denzil Douglas
promised that both the electoral law and the constitution
would be reviewed.
Saint Christopher and Nevis - Basseterre
Basseterre, capital of Saint Christopher and Nevis, Caribbean; 13,300
residents (2012). Basseterre's business is mainly based on trade and service and
service industries. In the city there are among other things. Botanical Garden.
Basseterre was built in 1627.